Can I still just file an NTO (Notice of Timber Operations) and start harvesting my timber?
Q: Can I still just file an NTO (Notice of Timber Operations) and start harvesting my timber? ~ Member
A: Do not take it for granted that you can start harvesting immediately after submitting an NTO, and it is always smart to plan ahead several months. Are there any new species listed in your watershed; such as the “Pacific Fisher?” Are your growth and yield calculations out of date (usually 10-15 years)? Are there any physical changes to the watershed; e.g. mass soil movements, significant erosion, fire? Are any wildlife surveys required (Spotted owl, Marbled Murrelet, Willow Flycatcher, etc.)? All of these scenarios require an amendment be filed with CAL FIRE by your RPF. A minor amendment can take a week and a major amendment can take several weeks to receive approval. ~ Dennis Possehn, Consulting Forester