Granite Timber Sale

The Granite Sale (Scoping Phase) has been canceled.

Project Status: 
General Information
Clackamas River Ranger District
Total Acres: 

Upper Clackamas

Total Acres: 
"Purpose & Need": 

Convert slowly growing diseased stands into young productive stands that are capable of growth commensurate with the site 's potential. 'The Forest Service once again doesn't like leaving old growth because it doesn't increase its value as timber while waiting to cut it at the same rate brand new planted young trees do.'

Bark Comments: 

Steep slopes (most 25 -40 , with some at 60 ), old growth, un-mapped riparian areas within the units, not isolated islands but contiguous stands along Granite Creek, areas to be logged contiguous with interior forest, roadless area logging. The Granite Timber Sale impacts the Burnt Granite roadless area (estimated 800-1000 acres). Units 5 and 10 are in this un-inventoried roadless area.

Timber Sale Names: 

Granite (131 Acres, 2 MMBF)
Status: Cancelled!

Driving Directions: 

Just south of the Upper Clack, at the end of roads 6310-210 and 6310-230

Road Comments: 

Would close and obliterate roads 6310-224 and 6310-235