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THP Engineering Geologic Reviews

CGS staff conduct engineering geologic field reviews of select Timber Harvesting Plans (THP) as part of a multi-agency review team lead by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF). Upon completion of the field reviews, CGS staff prepare memoranda that summarize pertinent observations and recommendations made during the field review. Th​ese memoranda are submitted to CDF, the lead agency for timber harvest plan approval, for consideration as part of the THP review process.

Recently submitted THP engineering geologic review memoranda prepared by CGS staff are presented below. These memoranda are available for viewing on this web site for approximately 90 days after posting. If you are interested in one of the CGS memoranda that is more than 90 days old, please send an email with the THP number to: fwgp@consrv.ca.gov and we will email a PDF if available (THPs beginning in 2002) or direct you to CDF for a hard copy. For more information on the THP review process, go to CDF's web page.​

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THP Number

County

Location

CalWater Watershed ID

2-15-051
ButteT23N, R04E, Sec. 1, 2, 11, 13, 14; T24N, R04E, Sec. 11, 12, 14, 15, 22, 23, 27; MD B&MFall Creek (5518.600201); Big Kimshew Creek (5518.600204); Dogwood Creek (5518.420501); Chippy Spur (5518.600103)
2-16-090Butte​​T20N, R07E, Sec. 7-9, 13, 16-21, 29, 30; T20N, R06E, Sec. 13, 24; MD B&M​Ponderosa Reservoir (5518.220201); Upper Sucker Run (5518.220202); Lower Sucker Run (5518.220203); Oroleve Creek (5518.220204)

THP Number

County

Location

CalWater Watershed ID

​​1-16-143
Del NorteT14N, R01E, Sec. 3, 4, 9, 10; T15N, R01E, Sec. 33; MDB&MNorth of Teds Ridge (1103.500001)
1-17-001Del Norte​​T13N, R01E, Sec. 27, 28, 33, 34; HB&M​McGarvey Creek (1105.110806)
1-16-060Del Norte​​T17N, R01E, Sec. 5, 6, 17, 20, 21, 29, 32; HB&M​Little Mill Creek (1103.110001); Rock Creek (1103.110005); Myrtle Creek (1103.300501); Savoy Creek (1103.120002); Hardscrabble Creek (1103.300502)

THP Number

County

Location

CalWater Watershed ID

1-16-116​Humboldt​T10N, R02E, Sec. 3, 4, 9; T11N, R02E, Sec. 33, 34; HB&M​Upper Tectah Creek (1105.110405)
1-16-134Humboldt​​T12N, R02E, Sec. 20, 28, 29, 32, 33; HB&MAh Pah Creek (1105.110702)​
1-16-128Humboldt​​T06N, R03E, Sec. 5-8; HB&M​Long Prairie Creek (1109.200002)
1-16-014​Humboldt​T04S, R05E, Sec. 7; HB&M​Upper Jewett Creek (1111.420604)
1-16-126Humboldt​​T01S, R03E, Sec. 4-9, 16, 17; HB&M​Lower Larabee Creek (1111.130300)
1-16-140Humboldt​​T04N, R01W, Sec. 13, 14, 23-25; T04N, R01E, Sec. 19; HB&M​Ryan Slough (1110.000104)
1-16-138Humboldt​​T04N, R03E, Sec. 1-3, 10-12; HB&M​Boulder Creek (1109.300503)
1-16-125Humboldt​​T08N, R02E, Sec. 1, 14; T08N, R03E, Sec. 6; T09N, R02E, Sec. 36; T09N, R03E, Sec. 31; HB&M​Coyote Creek (1107.200401)
1-17-002​Humboldt​T06N, R02E, Sec. 1, 2, 11, 12; T06N, R03E, Sec. 6; T07N, R02E, Sec. 36; HB&M​Long Prairie Creek (1109.200002)
1-16-135Humboldt​​T09N, R03E, Sec. 4, 7-9, 17, 18; T10N, R03E, Sec. 33; HB&M​​Upper Tully Creek (1105.110205); Lower Tully Creek (1105.110201)
1-16-139Humboldt​​T10N, R02E, Sec. 8, 9, 16, 17; HB&M​Upper Tectah Creek (1105.110405)
1-16-120Humboldt​​T11N, R02E, Sec. 21, 22, 27, 28, 33, 34; HB&M​Lower Tectah Creek (1105.110401); Upper Tectah Creek (1105.110405)
1-16-137​Humboldt​T08N, R02E, Sec. 6-8, 18; T08N, R01E, Sec. 1, 4; HB&M​Maple Creek (1108.100003)

THP Number

County

Location

CalWater Watershed ID

1-16-133Mendocino​​T21N, R17W, Sec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16; MDB&M​Howard Creek (1113.120203)
1-16-124Mendocino​​T17N, R17W, Sec. 9-12, 14-16; MDB&MBerry Gulch (1113.300402); ​​Caspar Creek (1113.300403); Mouth of Big River (1113.300404); Russian Gulch (1113.300405)
1-17-005Mendocino​​T18N, R16W, Sec. 9, 16, 17, 20-22; MDB&M​Brandon Gulch (1113.200301)
1-16-131Mendocino​​T20N, R17W, Sec. 2, 11-14; MDBL&M​Little North Fork Ten Mile River (1113.130401)
1-16-136Mendocino​​T14N, R14W, Sec. 29-32; T14N, R15W, Sec. 36; T13N, R15W, Sec. 1; T13N, R14W, Sec. 5, 6; MDB&MHam Canyon (1113.500202)​; Lower Rancheria Creek (1113.500203); Con Creek (1113.500303)
1-16-130​Mendocino​T17N, R15W, Sec. 17-20; MDB&M​Lower North Fork Big River (1113.300304)
1-17-010​Mendocino​T17N, R15W, Sec. 16, 26-28, 33-36; MD B&M​Russell Brook (1113.300202); Mettick Creek (1113.300103)
1-17-009Mendocino​T21N, R16W, Sec. 29-32; MDBL&M​​Rider Gulch (1113.120202)
1-17-015Mendocino​​T20N, R16W, Sec. 28, 33, 34; MD BL&M​Lower Middle Fork Ten Mile River (1113.130202)

THP Number

County

Location

CalWater Watershed ID

2-14-070​Plumas​T26N, R09E, Sec. 25; MD B&M​​Hough Creek (5518.530403)

THP Number

County

Location

CalWater Watershed ID

1-16-132
San MateoT08S, R04W, Sec. 25; MDBL&MGazos Creek (3304.200004); Butano Creek (2202.400302)
1-16-080​San Mateo​T08S, R03W, Sec. 11; MDBM​​Waterman Creek (2202.400106)

THP Number

County

Location

CalWater Watershed ID

2-16-086Shasta​​T36N, R03W, Sec. 23, 25, 27, 35; T35N, R03W, Sec. Sec. 3; MD B&M​Lower Chatterdown Creek (5505.210202); Nosoni Creek (5506.200101)
2-16-079​Shasta​T36N, R03W, Sec. 5; MD B&M​Tuna Creek (5505.210201)

THP Number

County

Location

CalWater Watershed ID

2-16-073Siskiyou​​T39N, R03W, Sec. 16-21, 29, 30; MD B&M​Middle Soda Creek (5525.210201)​

THP Number

County

Location

CalWater Watershed ID

1-16-114
SonomaT07N, R11W, Muniz Rancho Sec. 3, 4; MDB&MFreezeout Creek (1114.110402); Willow Creek (1114.110401)
1-17-011​Sonoma​T09N, R13W, Sec. 22, 27; MDBL&M​Middle South Fork Gualala River (1113.850103); Upper South Fork Gualala River (1113.850104)

THP Number

County

Location

CalWater Watershed ID

2-15-021Trinity​​T35N, R09W, Sec. 15, 21, 27; MD B&M​Stoney Creek (1106.400907); Trinity Alps Creek (1106.400906)
2-16-049Trinity​​T39N, R06W, Sec. 3, 5, 9; T40N, R06W, Sec. 15, 21, 27, 29, 33; MDB&M​​Picayune Creek (1106.400101); Sherer Creek (1106.400102); High Camp Creek (1106.400106)

 

Post Fire Erosion and Slope Stability

California Geological Survey staff provide advisory services to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection regarding geologic and slope stability concerns associated with wildfires and vegetation management plans in mountainous areas of California. The results of some of this work are presented below.

Document

Description

Article

California Fires, Floods, and Landslide, 2005

PowerPoint

California Debris Flows & The Effects of Fire, 2005

California Geology Article

Fire and Rain Equal Mudflows, Big Sur 1972

​California Geology Article

Hazard Evaluation Following the Tunnel (Oakland Hills) Fire, Oct 19-23, 1991

Burn Site Form

 

California Geological Survey Burn Site Evaluation Form

 

​Other Documents Prepared by CGS/FWGP

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Description

SR ​217

Special Report 217
Geologic Compilation of Quaternary Surficial Deposits in Southern California. Contains report and a complete GIS digital database for all 16 maps.

Memoranda

Review of July 2002 EPA Analysis Impacts of Timberland Management on Water Quality. Dated November 27, 2002.

Memoranda

Regional Geologic Information and Preliminary Geomorphic Characterization of Bear Creek at Quigley Grove, Humboldt County, California. Dated February 24, 2003.

NRCS Report
Appendix 1
Appendix 2

Geologic Consequences of Tree Removal Under the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Sponsored Southern California Tree Mortality Emergency Watershed Protection Program. Dated November 28, 2006.
Appendix 1 - Inventory Sheet
Appendix 2 - Photos

SP 120
(PDF 635 KB)
SP 120 Errata
(PDF 67 KB)

Special Publication 120

Index to Published Landslide Maps, California Coast Ranges, Monterey County and North for Use in Timber Harvesting Plan Preparation on Non-Federal Land, 1999.

Vegetation Island Review, Oceano Dunes SVRA

Geologic review of shape, size, and geomorphology of 20 vegetation islands in Oceano Dunes SVRA. Describes geologic conditions and sand sample analyses, dune processes, sediment transport, sedimentation and moisture retention, historical changes over more than 60 years, and suggested management practices.

SLOAPCD Phase 2 Study

At the request of California State Parks, CGS prepared this evaluation of the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District’s “South County Phase 2 Particulate Study” dated February 2010. ​​​​

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