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​Timber Harvest Plan Geologic Reviews

CGS staff conduct engineering geologic field reviews of select Timber Harvesting Plans (THP​) as part of a multi-agency review team led by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). Upon complet​​ion of the field reviews, CGS staff prepare memoranda that summarize pertinent observations and recommendations made during the field review. These memoranda are submitted to CAL FIRE, 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@conservation.ca.gov and we will email a PDF if available (THPs beginning in 200​2) or direct you to CAL FIRE for a hard copy. For more information on the THP review process, go to CAL FIRE's web page.

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THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
1-18-044Del NorteSec. 28-32, T18N/R1E;
Sec. 25, 36, T17N/R1​E;
HB&M​
Savoy Creek (1103.120002)
​ THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
4-18-002El DoradoSec. 14-16, 20-23, T08N/R14E;
MDB&M
Sopiago Creek (6532.240300​)
​​4-18-005El DoradoSec. 17-20, T12N/R11E;
Sec. 13, T12N/R10E;
MDB&M
Bear Creek (1105.110701​)
Traverse Creek (5514.320302)
THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
1-18-004HumboldtSec. 1-2, T5N/R1E;
Sec. 35, T6N/R1E
HB&M
Lower Jacoby Creek (1110.000503);
Powers Creek (1109.100104)
1-18NTMP-005​HumboldtSec. 36, T1S/R2E;
HB&M
Poison Oak Creek (1111.410601);

1-14-153HumboldtSec. 16-17,​ T1N/R1W;
HB&M
Howe Creek (1111.110101)
1-17 NTMP-010HumboldtSec. 5, T3S/R3E;
HB&M
Canoe Creek (1111.310102​)
1-18-016HumboldtSec. 2-3, 9-12, 15-16, T10N/R2E;
Sec. 35, T11N/R2E;
HB&M
Mettah Creek (1105.110305);
Upper Tectah Creek (1105.110405)
1-18-017HumboldtSec. 31-33, T1S/R3E;
Sec. 4-5, T2S/R3E;
HB&M
Poison Oak Creek (1111.410601);
Thompson Creek (1111.410602)
1-18-020HumboldtSec. 3-4, 8-10, 15-17, T13N/R2E;
Sec. 33-34, T14N/R2E;
HB&M
Lower Larabee Creek (1111.130300);
Burr Creek (1111.130201)
1-18-026HumboldtSec. 26, T5N/R1E;
HB&M
Freshwater Creek (1110.000102)
1-18-030HumboldtSect. 12-13, T5S/R3​E;
HB&M
McCoy Creek (1111.320505);
Sawmill Creek (1111.320702)
1-18-031HumboldtSec. 4, 9, ​T3N/R1E;​
HB&​M​
Upper South Fork Elk River (1110.000301)
1-18-032HumboldtSec. 26-28,​​ 33-36, ​T2N/R2W;​
HB&​M​
Guthrie Creek (1112.100002);
Salt River (1111.110303);
Price Creek (1111.110102)​
1-18-035HumboldtSec. 13, 24, T5N/R1E;
HB&M​
Upper Jacoby Creek (1110.000504)
1-18-037​HumboldtSec. 8, 9, 17,18, T4N/R2​E;
HB&M​
Monument Creek (1111.120201);
Dean Creek (1111.110103)
1-18-038HumboldtSec. 8-9, 17-18, T4N/R2​E;
HB&M​
Upper Freshwater Creek (1110.000101)
1-18-039HumboldtSec. 10, 1​4-17, 20-22, T7N/R2​E;
HB&M​
Canyon Creek (1109.200005​)
1-18-042HumboldtSec. 1, T8N/R1W;
Sec. 36, T9N/R1W;
Sec. 8-9, 16-17, T9N/R1E;
HB&M​
Pitcher Creek (1108.100001​);
McDonald Creek (1108.100002)
​​ 1-17-1​25HumboldtSec. 1, 2, 12, T1N/R1E;
HB&M
Cummings Creek (1111.210001​);
Hely Creek (1111.210003)
THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
​​1-18 NTMP-002MendocinoSec. 28, T18N/R17W;
MDB&M
Hare Creek (1113.200401)
​​1-18-013
and ​​​​Addndm​​​
MendocinoSec. 1, 12, T18N/R17W;
MDB&M
Little North Fork Noyo River (1113.200201)
​​1-15-088​MendocinoSec. 3-4, T22N/R17W;
Sec. 32-34, T23N/R17W;
MDB&M
Middle Hollow Tree Creek (1111.320301)
​​1-18 NTMP-001​MendocinoSec. 3-4, ​T17N/R14W;
Sec. 33-34, T18N/R14W;
MDB&M
Baechtel Creek (1111.610101);
Martin Creek (1113.300201)
​​1-18 NTMP-003​MendocinoSec. 9, 15-16, 21-22, ​T18N/R15W;
MDB&M
Olds Creek (1113.200102)
​​1-18-025​MendocinoSec. 12-13, T19N/R15W;
MDB&M
Hayworth Creek (1113.200103)
​​1-18-027​MendocinoSec. 24, T15N/R17W;
MDB&M
Mouth of Navarro River (1113.5​00707);
Cuffeys Point (1113.610002)
​​1-18-028MendocinoSec. 15, 25-26, 35-36, T22N/R17W;
Sec. 1-2, T21N/R17W;
MDBL&M
Upper Hollow Tree Creek (1111.320303);
Middle Hollow Tree Creek (1111.320303);
Jack of Hearts Creek (1111.330401);
Juan Creek (1113.120103)
​​1-18-029MendocinoSec. 31-32, T18N/R16​W;
Sec. 4-5, T17N/R16W;​
MDB&M
Parlin Creek (1113.200302);
Berry Gulch (1113.300402​)
​​1-18-034MendocinoSec. 3, T13N/R14W;
MDB&M
Robinson Creek (1113.500302)
​​​1-18-0​43MendocinoSec. 21, 22, 27, 28, T21N;
R17W; MDBL&M
DeHaven  Creek (1113.120201)
Rider Gulch (1113.120202)
​​​​1-18-0​54MendocinoSec. 20, 21, T23N/R17W;
MDB&M
Lower Hollow Tree  Creek (1111.320302)

​​​​​​ THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
2-18-006Placer​Sec. 34, T15N/R9E;
MDB&M
Campbell Creek (5516.330003)
​​​ THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
2-18-007PlumasSec. 10, 14, 16 ​T23N/R11E;
MDB&M
​Little Long Valley Creek (5518.330503);
Poplar Creek (5518.330502);
Jackson Creek (5518.330504)​​
THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
1-14-033Santa CruzSec. 35, T10S/R1E;
​MDB&M
Corralitos Creek (3305.100102)
​​​​1-18-012Santa CruzSec. 28-29, T9S/R2W;​
MDB&M
Love Creek (3304.120201 );
Bear Creek (3304.120300​)
1-18-019Santa CruzSoquel Augmentation Rancho, T10S/R1W;
Soquel Augmentation Rancho, T11S/R1W;​
MDB&M
Aptos Creek (3304.130204)
1-18-021Santa CruzSec. 5, 8, T10S, R2W;
MDB&M
Love Creek (3304.120201);
San Lorenzo River (3304.120202)
​​1-18-023Santa CruzSec. 35, T9S/R1W;
Sec. 2, T10S/R1W;
​MDB&M
West Branch Soquel Creek (3304.130105)
​​​1-18-040Santa CruzSec. 10, 11, T9S/R3W;
​MDB&M
Boulder Creek (3304.120203​)
​​​1-18-047Santa Cruz Soquel Augmentation Rancho, T10S/R1W; 
​MDB&M
Soquel Creek (3304.130101)
THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
2-12-091ShastaSec. 23-26, 35, 36, T32N/R1E;
9, 14-16, 18-21, 28-31, T32N/R2E;
MDB&M
Atkins Creek (5507.310101);
Beal (5507.310103);
North Fork Bear Creek (5507.220103);

2-13-078ShastaSec. 25-29, 32-35, T33N/R1E;
MDB&M
Tucker (5507.320101);
Coal Gulch (5507.320203);
Fern (5507.320201);
Buckhorn (5507.320202)
2-14-057ShastaSec. 21, T38N/R4W;
MDB&M
Lower Soda Creek (5525.210202);
Sweetbriar Creek (5525.100106);
Lower Castle Creek (5525.210302)
2-14-072​ShastaSec. 11-15, T35N/R4W;
MDB&M
Upper Salt Creek (5506.200206);
Hirz Creek (5506.200504)
2-18-017ShastaSec. 29, 31, T36N/R4W;
Sec. 25-26, T36N/R5W;
MDB&M
Campbell Creek (5506.200209);
Lower Middle Salt Creek (5506.200201);
Upper Middle Salt Creek (5506.200210)
THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
2-17-071​SiskiyouSec. 23, 25, 27, 33, 36, ​T45N/R10W;
Sec. 19, T45/R9W;
Sec. 5, 8, T44N, R10W;
MDB&M
West Mill Creek (1105.410304);
Pat Ford Creek (1105.410302);
Big Ferry Creek (1105.410301)
THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
1-06 NTMP-011SonomaSec. 3-10, 16-18, T22N/R17W;
MDB&M
Dutch Bill Creek (1114.110303);
Pocket Canyon (1114.110301);
THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
4-18-004Tuolumn​eSec. 33, T02N/R17E;
MDB&M
Basin Creek (1105.420605);
Cottonwood Creek (1111.410401)
​ THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
2-18NTMP-001TrinitySec.25, 36, T5N/R6E;
HB&M
Mill Creek (1106.130303);

​THP # County Location CalWater Watershed ID
​​2-18-005YubaSec. 31, T19N/R7E;
Sec. ​4, 11, 20-22, 35-36, T19N/R6E;
Sec. 3-4, 9-11, 14-16, 20-22, 29, T18N/R6E;
Sec. ​35, T18N/R7E;
Sec. ​2, T17N/R7E;​
MDB&M
Frenchtown (5517.130201);
Daken Flat (5517.130101);
Honcut Creek (5517.600101);
Costa Creek (5517.130102);
McCabe Creek (5518.110503);
Ponderosa Reservoir (5518.220201);
Natchez Creek (5517.600103);
Robinson Ravine (5517.600102);
Willow Glen Creek (5517.130301)​
​​2-18-015YubaSec. 32, T19N/R7E;​​
MDB&M
Costa Creek (5517.130102);
Little Oregon Creek (5517.510102)

​​​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.

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​​ Document Description
ArticleCalifornia Fires, Floods, and Landslide, 2005
PowerPointCalifornia Debris Flows & The Effects of Fire, 2005
California Geology ArticleFire and Rain Equal Mudflows, Big Sur 1972
California Geology Article
Hazard Evaluation Following the Tunnel (Oakland Hills) Fire, Oct 19-23, 1991
Burn Site FormCalifornia Geological Survey Burn Site Evaluation Form

 

More Documents Prepared by the CGS Forest and Watershed Geology Program

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​​ Document Description
SR 217Special 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.

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

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
SP 120 Errata

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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