The Project proposes the first round of timber management, watershed enhancement and restoration treatments in the Kennel Creek Watershed.
Kennel Creek Watershed.
District: Hoonah Ranger District
Kennel Creek Integrated Resource Project I EA (PDF 5660kb) The Hoonah Ranger District is proposing timber management, watershed enhancement and restoration treatments in the Kennel Creek watershed, located approximately 18 miles south-southeast of the town of Hoonah, Alaska, on the eastern shore of Chichagof Island. The treatments proposed specifically target the effects of past timber harvest and road management that have altered riparian and upland function and are designed to help reach the desired condition, as prescribed by the Forest Plan.
Kennel Creek Integrated Resource Project I Decision Notice and FONSI (PDF 7418kb) The Responsible Official has selected Alt 2 from the EA which makes 500 MBF of selection old-growth available for harvest and allows for 350 acres of precommercial and commercial upland thinning in managed timber stands. The alternative also allows for 100 acres of slash reduction in previously thinned units; 19 acres of riparian thinning in a previously harvested RMA; placement of large wood in the floodplain of the main channel of Kennel Cr; and replacement of 5 red culverts & 1 gray culvert.