This Final EIS documents three alternatives analyzed for the Sloan-Kennally Timber Sale. The sale is to be offered in 2000 and administered by the McCall Ranger District of the Payette National Forest. The Sloan-Kennally sale planning area is located approximately 15 miles southeast of McCall. Alternatives include No Action, the Proposed Action, and Alternative 3, no timber harvest in the roadless area. The preferred alternative is the proposed action, which would harvest timber on 571 acres using tractor and helicopter logging systems. The mixture of silvicultural treatments is designed to mimic historic timber stand structure consisting of scattered large trees of ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, grand fir, spruce, and western larch and a mixture of healthy understory trees. 33 acres would be patch clear cut and 3 acres would be patch clear cut with reserve trees, all in sizes of three acres or less to provide habitat for foraging goshawk young. An estimated 0.2 miles of road would be constructed. 24.8 miles of road would be improved, which includes 4 miles of graveling as well as removing vegetation, blading, and installing rolling dips and relief culverts to improve drainage and reduce accelerated erosion. Also, 8.7 miles of existing road would be obliterated after the sale to improve watershed conditions in the planning area.
United States Forest Service, "Sloan-Kennally Timber Sale Final Environmental Impact Statement" (1999). Final Environmental Impact Statements (ID). Paper 12.