Environmental Planning

All the Shasta Land Management foresters are experienced in preparing NEPA and CEQA documents. We have prepared many NEPA and CEQA documents for development projects such as resort expansion, hydroelectric projects, road construction, timber sales, and subdivisions. Our wildlife biologist has prepared many spotted owl surveys, sensitive species surveys, and biological evaluations for projects on National Forest land in relation to timber harvest, road construction, and mineral development.

Timber Cruise and Appraisals

appraialA timber cruise is a measurement of a representative sample of trees on a property to determine the total quantity and quality of standing timber on the property. A cruise is often needed when property ownership changes or is about to change in order to determine its value in today’s market or at a specific time in the past.

We have designed and completed many timber cruises and appraisals for non-industrial and industrial landowners.

Wildlife Surveys

The Shasta Land Management Consultants Wildlife Biologist has prepared many spotted owl surveys, sensitive species surveys, and biological evaluations for projects on National Forest land in relation to timber harvest, road construction, and mineral development.

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Shasta Land Management Consultants offers Private Consulting Biologist (PCB) services. The California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) recognizes PCBs as being qualified to evaluate potential impacts to the northern spotted owl per Board of Forestry Rules and the Federal Endangered Species Act and they have agreed to review and respond to PCB Consultation Worksheets within five working days of receipt. PCB Consultation Worksheets are equivalent to NSO Checklists ordinarily prepared by agency biologists; one of these forms must be submitted to CDF prior to approval of any THP in the range of the NSO. Persons in need of NSO consultations will realize significant time savings by retaining PCBs to prepare and submit the required documents.