Monday, March 25, 2019

Humboldt Redwood Company to log adjacent to the BLM Headwaters Forest Reserve.


Photo of BLM Headwaters Forest Reserve.
THP 1-19-024 HUM (Korrigan North THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 385.5 acres; 85% group selection, 7% selection, 5% no-harvest, 3% special logging. Lower North Fork Elk River, Upper South Fork Elk River (HUM: T3N R1E Sec 2, 3, 4, 10, 11).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, 6 road drainage work sites, BLM Headwaters Forest Reserve, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/08/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 5 miles NE of Fortuna, CA by the BLM Headwaters Forest Reserve (South Fork Elk River is adjacent) at an elevation of 500 to 1,500 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a mostly group selection tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests. The THP area flows into the Elk River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and siltation.  There are 39 landslide terrain sites including; multiple steep inner gorges, debris slides, debris slide slopes, earth flows, disrupted ground, cut bank and fill slope failures.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, use ground based equipment on an existing skid road in a class I (year round) watercourse area in unit 2, and construct 600 feet of the U08.61 road adjacent to an unstable area in unit 2.  Six road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There are 10 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Mendocino Redwood Company to helicopter log south of Navarro, CA by the Navarro River.


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THP 1-19-023 MEN (Clark’s Crossing THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 348 acres; 66% transition, 34% variable retention logging. Floodgate Creek, Upper Navarro River (MD: T14N R15W Sec 3, 4, 5: T15N R15W Sec 32).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 55 road drainage work sites sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 42” + dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/07/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 2 miles south of Navarro, CA, and about a mile west of Highway 128 by the Navarro River at an elevation of 140 to 600 feet. Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a transition and variable retention tractor, cable and helicopter (large tree) logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir and Monterey pine forests.  The THP area flows into the Navarro River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 4 landslide terrain sites in unit C, and 15 road failure sites including; 3 fill failure sites, and 12 cut bank failure sites in the THP area.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use an existing landing that extends into a class I (year round) watercourse area adjacent to Kabuki Creek, and to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging.  55 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. There is 1 spotted owl nesting territory within .7 miles of the THP area.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log south of Klamath, CA and the Klamath River.


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THP 1-19-021 DEL (The Dump THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 92 acres; 74% clearcut, 11% selection, 7% shelterwood, 7% no-harvest, 2% roadside logging.  McGarvey Creek (HUM: T13N R1E Sec 21, 22, 23).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, steep roads, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, great blue heron, foothill yellow legged frog, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/28/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is just west of highway 101, about a mile south of Klamath, CA and the Klamath River at an elevation of 80 to 960 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and western hemlock forests.  There are 4 unstable areas in the THP area including; 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit C, and 3 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit D.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging at the top of unit D, and construct a segment of temporary road across an unstable area in unit C.  They also are planning to use ground based equipment on an existing skid trail exceeding 20% grade for 100 feet along the NW portion of unit D. Five osprey nests are located within .25 miles of the THP area including; a nest within .25 miles of unit D, 3 nests across from Highway 101 within .25 miles of unit D, and a nest within .25 miles of units B, C and D. Five marbled murrelet stands are located in the THP area including; a stand within 300 feet of unit B, a stand within .25 miles of unit A, and a stand within .5 miles of unit A on Redwood National Park property.  Foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur .5 miles north of unit D in the Klamath River, and a great blue heron rockery is located 1.9 miles east of unit D.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 miles of units B, C and D.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mendocino Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes SW of Leggett, CA.


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THP 1-19-015 MEN (Lower Bear THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 354 acres; 57% group selection, 16% selection, 12% variable retention, 9% transition, 4% rehab, 2% no-harvest logging.  Middle Hollow Tree Creek (MD: T22N R17W Sec 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, 49 road drainage work sites, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, spotted owl, robust false lupine, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/15/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is 5.5 miles SW of Leggett, CA, and about 3.5 miles NE of Rockport, CA on the Mendocino coastline at an elevation of 1,110 to 1,840 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a mostly group selection tractor based logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and redwood forests.  There is a large deep seated landslide terrain site in and above unit 14.  The THP area flows into the South Fork of the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature. Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on short segments of existing roads on slopes over 50% grade with a high erosion hazard rating, and use ground based equipment on slopes over 65% grade with a medium erosion hazard rating in units 1, 6 and 9.  49 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Robust false lupine was found on a seasonal road above units 2 and 3, and there are 4 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log SW of Willow Creek, CA.


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THP 1-19-013 HUM (Smokehouse Creek THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 307 acres; 80% clearcut, 16% selection, 3% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Bradford Creek, Twin Lakes Creek (HUM: T4N R4E Sec 5, 6, 8, 9, 16, 17; T5N R4E Sec 32).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, road failure sites, steep slopes up to 65%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 15 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, Pacific fisher, Cooper’s hawk, southern torrent salamander, trees over 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/07/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 19 miles SE of Eureka, CA and about 13 miles SW of Willow Creek, CA at an elevation of 3,240 to 4,640 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into Redwood Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature. There are 4 unstable areas including; 3 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit C, 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit H, and 2 road related unstable areas including; a fill slope failure off a haul road from unit B, and a small road related fill slope slump off a haul road from unit H.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct a temporary steep road exceeding 20% grade for over 200 feet to access unit B, and construct 2 temporary steep roads exceeding 20% grade within units A and D.  15 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking. dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. In 1990, a Pacific fisher was spotted inside unit A, and in 1994, a Cooper’s hawk was observed .52 miles NE of unit J.  Southern torrent salamanders are known to occur in unit H, and immediately adjacent to unit I.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit A, and within .5 miles of units B and J.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log SE of the BLM Headwaters Reserve near Fortuna, CA.


Google Earth Photo By Greg Nyquist
THP 1-19-012 HUM (6A Plus THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 276.4 acres; 90% group selection, 6% selection, 4% no-harvest logging. Booths Run, Corner Creek (HUM: T3N R1E Sec 12, 13, 24; T3N R2E Sec 7, 18, 19).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 22 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, trees up to 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/03/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 6 miles NE of Fortuna, CA, 8 miles SE of Eureka, CA and just SE of the BLM Headwaters Forest Reserve at an elevation of 700 to 1,640 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a mostly group selection tractor based logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Van Duzen River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/sedimentation and temperature.  There are 3 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including an unstable area in unit 1, and 2 unstable areas in unit 4 (large debris slide), and several older cut bank failures off the N67 road.  22 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. Marbled murrelet habitat is located adjacent to several haul roads, and there are 3 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log north of Klamath, CA and the Klamath River.


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THP 1-19-005 DEL (H 210/245 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 328 acres; 57% clearcut, 17% no-harvest, 15% selection, 11% commercial thin logging.  High Prairie Creek, Lower West Fork Hunter Creek, North of Ted's Ridge, Upper West Fork Hummer Creek (HUM: T14N R1E Sec 3, 9, 10, 15, 22, 23, 27, 28).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, steep roads, landslide terrain, 24 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, sharp shinned hawk, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees over 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/01/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 4 miles north of Klamath, CA and the Klamath River, and about 2 miles east of Highway 101 at an elevation of 200 to 1,800 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, western hemlock, grand fir and Sitka spruce forests.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired 303.d watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients. There are multiple road related fill failure and cut bank failures, and multiple shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in units E, F, H and G, and 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in unit H.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct 5 segments of steep roads with grades exceeding 15%, and construct multiple short segments of roads through landslide terrain in units F and H.  24 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  1 osprey nest is located within .25 miles of the H10 road, and 1 osprey nest is located within .25 miles of the H10 road and roads associated with unit M. There is marbled murrelet habitat on Forest Service and BLM land within 300 feet of units H and M, and within .25 miles of unit J.  In 2011, a  sharp shinned hawk nest was reported 760 feet north of unit I, and 90 feet west of the H10 road. Coastal tailed frogs and southern torrent salamanders are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit E, and foothill yellow legged frogs were reported 2,600 feet SE of unit F in Hunter Creek.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units H and I, and within .5 miles of units E, F, J, K and L.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log against the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area NE of Weaverville, CA.


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THP 2-19-011 TRI (Birdie THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 576 acres; 72% clearcut, 18% fuel break, 10% selection, 1% roadside, misc no-harvest logging.  Hatchet Creek, North Fork Swift Creek (MD: T36N R7W Sec 6; T36N R8W Sec 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, T37N R8W Sec 35, 36).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, trinity wilderness area, oversized units, herbicides, spotted owl, 13 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/01/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is a few miles NW of Trinity Center, CA and Trinity Lake, and about 18 miles NE of Weaverville, CA at an elevation of 2,760 to 5,480 feet. Section 3 (unit 301 is up against the wilderness boundary) and section 35 are adjacent to the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes (there are 10 unstable areas in section 35 outside of THP units) in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir and incense cedar forests.  The use and construction of roads, landings and crossings is planned during the winter period.  13 sensitive plant species were found including: Klamath Mountain catchfly in units 106, 202 and 3503, citrus fawn lily in the northern portion of unit 106 and within units 202 and 3503, clustered lady’s slipper in units 103 and 106, English peak greenbriar in unit 104, glaucous umbrellawort in unit 104, Shasta County arnica in unit 1202, slender goldbanner in unit 1202, Klamath manzanita south of unit 902, California pitcher plant in units 901 and 902, Congdon’s buckwheat in unit 901, redwood lily in units 201, 202, 3504 and 3505, Shasta lily in unit 103 and showy raillardella in units 103, 201, 202, 3504, 901, and 902.  There are two spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut and sanitation salvage log nice stands of higher elevation forest near Downieville, CA.


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THP 2-19-006 SIE (Hen House THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 843 acres; 44% clearcut, 32% sanitation salvage, 21% commercial thinning, 3% shelterwood, misc roadside logging.  Little Wolf Creek, Middle Fork Kanaka Creek (MD: T19N R10E, Sec 13, 25: T19N R11E Sec 19, 21, 29, 30, 31).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 53 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, middle yuba roadless area, herbicides, CA spotted owl, foothill yellow legged frog, Sierra valley lewisia, 11 acres of large tree logging.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/28/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 18 miles north of I-80 and about 4 miles SE of Downieville, CA near the Middle Fork of the Yuba River at an elevation of 4,000 to 5,700 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut and sanitation salvage tractor and cable logging operation in nice high elevation stands of white fir, red fir, incense cedar, Douglas fir, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  Section 31 is adjacent to the Middle Yuba Roadless Area, and 11 acres of logging is proposed inside late seral (large tree) stands within cable clearcut unit 30-0606.  SPI is planning to construct 2 spur roads within watercourse areas, use an existing landing partially inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse area, construct 100 feet of road across a landslide area in section 21, and use ground based equipment on existing skid trails within a landslide area in section 31.  53 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, and culvert repair/replacement.  Foothill yellow legged frogs were reported within 1 mile (section 1), 1.6 miles (section 12), and 2.35 miles (section 6) from the nearest THP unit.  Sierra valley lewisia was found in section 25 within THP units.  CA spotted owls were reported within .1 mi (section 39), .3 miles (section 21), .8 miles (section 36), and 1 mile (section 27) from the nearest THP units.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log north of Klamath, CA near Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-19-003 DEL (Hunter Wilson Divide THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 298 acres; 80% clearcut, 16% selection, 3% roadside, 2% no-harvest logging.  North of Teds Ridge, Upper West Fork Hunter Creek, (HUM: T15N R1E Sec 27, 28, 29, 32, 33).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure site, 14 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, marbled murrelet, sharp shinned hawk, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/07/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 8 miles north of Klamath, CA and about a mile east of Redwood National Park and Highway 101 at an elevation of 1,000 to 1,600 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  There are 3 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit G, and one road failure site caused by an edge failure from a shallow rapid landslide terrain site off the H-400 Road.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to re-construct 50 feet of the H-400 Road around a shallow rapid landslide that has disturbed the road shoulder.  14 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There are 2 osprey nests within .25 miles of the W10 Road, a marbled murrelet stand within .25 miles of the W10 and H200 Roads, and a marbled murrelet stand 1 mile west of the THP area on Del Norte Redwoods State Park lands.  Coastal tailed frogs are known to occur immediately adjacent to units A and D, southern torrent salamanders are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit D, and a sharp shinned hawk nest was reported within 90 feet of the H10 Road.  There is a spotted owl nesting territory within .5 miles of unit F.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut and fuel break log NE of Volcano, CA and Carson Pass Highway.


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THP 4-19-010 ELD (Schell THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 569 acres; 48% clearcut, 20% fuel break, 14% no-harvest, 11% selection, 6% rehab, 1% roadside logging.  John Schell Mine (MD: T8N R13E Sec 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 34, 35; T8N R14E Sec 19, 30).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 39 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, CA spotted owl, 3 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/02/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 15 miles SE of Placerville, CA, and about 7 miles NE of Volcano, CA near Highway 88 (Carson Pass Highway) at an elevation of 3,400 to 4,400 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut and fuel break tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in ponderosa pine, incense cedar, Douglas fir, white fir and sugar pine forests. There are 4 unstable areas (debris slides and rock slides) in the THP area in and adjacent to units 2312 and 2267.  SPI is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and use and construct roads, landings and crossings during the winter period. They also are planning to use and/or construct a landing and temporary roads across unstable areas in unit 2267, and use and/or construct roads within watercourse areas including; the construction of a seasonal road within a class III (intermittent) watercourse area on the western edge of unit 2418. 39 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Sierra clarkia was found just west of unit 2973, and in and around units 2199, and 2510, Coleman’s rein orchid was found on the western edge of unit 2167, and Pleasant valley mariposa lily was found on a ridge above unit 2973.  There are 10 CA spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Sierra Pacific Industries planning a huge fuel break and clearcut logging operation adjacent to Dorrington, Camp Connell, Big Trees Village Subdivision and Calaveras Big Trees State Park.


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THP 4-19-007 CAL (Village THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 740 acres; 59% fuel break, 33% clearcut, 5% selection, 4% special, misc roadside logging.  Mill Creek (MD: T5N R15E Sec 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; T5N R16E Sec 5, 6, 7, 8; T6N R16E Sec 31, 32).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 30 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, CA spotted owl, northern goshawk, Sierra Nevada yellow legged frog, Stebbins desert parsley, trees up to 150 years old. Estimated public comment deadline: 02/29/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

The THP area is approximately one mile east and SE of Dorrington, Camp Connell, Big Trees Village Subdivision and the eastern boundary of Calaveras Big Trees State Park.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a fuel break and clear cut tractor and cable logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir, and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 3,875 to 5,650 feet. 443 acres of fuel break prescription (up to 300 feet) centered along the perimeter of Big Trees Village Subdivision, and 26 acres of Special Treatment Area (fuel break prescription) is proposed adjacent to the eastern boundary of Calaveras Big Trees State Park.  Three unstable areas are located in the THP area including; a .5 acre rotational landslide terrain site in unit 659, a 1.6 acre area of rotational slips and slumps adjacent to unit 659, and 3 acres of rotational slumps adjacent to and within unit FB 9. SPI is planning to use ground based equipment on steep slopes over 65%, and on slopes over 50% with a high erosion hazard in unit 664, and use ground based equipment on slopes over 50% grade that does not flatten before reaching a watercourse area in unit 623.  They also are planning to use a 425 foot segment of existing skid trail inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse area adjacent to unit 623, and use a 100 foot segment of skid trail inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse area adjacent to unit 663.  In 1998, a northern goshawk nest site was reported .5 miles from the nearest THP unit in section 32, and an historic (1953) report describes a Sierra Nevada yellow legged frog within 1 mile of the THP area in section 12.  30 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Stebbins desert parsley was found adjacent to unit 629, and there are 10 CA spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log east of Redwood National Park.


PANORAMIC Photo By Greg Nyquist
THP 1-19-002 HUM (Bukers Prairie THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 150.5 acres; 66% clearcut, 23% selection, 9% no-harvest, 2% roadside logging.  Lower Tectah Creek, Upper Tectah Creek, (HUM: T10N R2E Sec 3, T11N R2E Sec 24, 26, 27).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, 15 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, Del Norte salamander, foothill yellow legged frog, trees up to 24” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/21/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 7 miles NE of Orick, CA, between Redwood National Park and the Klamath River at an elevation of 510 to 2,120 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests. The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  There is 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit A, 5 shallow rapid landslides in unit B, and 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit B. Potential marbled murrelet habitat exists 1.4 miles west of unit A, 1.5 miles east of the THP area, and within .25 miles of the TT-100 Road.  In 1990, a Del Norte salamander was reported in unit B, and in 1990, a foothill yellow legged frog was reported adjacent to unit B.  There are 15 road drainage sites planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Five spotted owl nesting territories are located within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log NW of Susanville, CA.


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THP 2-18-192 LAS (Jacks THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 1,375 acres; 62% clearcut, 35% shelterwood, 2% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging. Big Jack Lake (MD: T34N R9E Sec 3, 7, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 40%, 17 seasonal roads, 60 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, bald eagle, goshawk, greater sandhill crane, 4 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/15/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 25 miles NW of Susanville, CA and about 22 miles SE of Bieber, CA at an elevation of 5,040 to 6,720 feet. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, white fir, sugar pine and incense cedar forests. 17 seasonal roads are proposed for construction (6.78 miles), and 14 segments of roads are proposed for construction within and/or adjacent to class III (intermittent) watercourse areas (2.32 miles). 60 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  A bald eagle nest site is located 375 feet east of unit 244, a bald eagle nest site is located 895 feet east of unit 244, and a goshawk nest site is located 1,000 feet south of unit 279.  Grater sandhill crane sightings were reported nearby at Mosquito Flat and Ashurt Well. Foothill arnica was found adjacent to units 244, 245, and within or adjacent to units 247 and 305, and Egg Lake monkey flower was found west of unit 244, and in the north and east portions of section 27.  Wolly mock goldenweed was found in the northern portion of unit 27, and Liddon sedge was found adjacent to unit 228.  There is one CA spotted owl nesting territory within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log adjacent to 2 large tree marbled murrelet stands NE of Scotia, CA.


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THP 1-18-196 HUM (Henhouse THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 498 acres; 78% group selection, 17% no-harvest, 4% selection logging.  Cummings Creek, Hely Creek (HUM: T2N R2E Sec 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 34).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, landslide terrain, 11 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, logging around large tree marbled murrelet stands 433D and 496D, herbicides, coho watershed, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/29/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 10 miles SE of Fortuna, CA, 7 miles NE of Scotia, CA and about 3 miles north of Highway 36 at an elevation of 640 to 2,360 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a mostly group selection (logging is planned around 2 high quality large tree marbled murrelet stands (433D and 496D) within unit 1) tractor based logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests. The THP area flows into the Van Duzen River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/sedimentation and temperature.  There is a large debris slide at the intersection of the L35 and L35.54 roads, and an earth flow in unit 1.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on unstable areas, and use ground based equipment at 2 locations within class II (mid sized) watercourse areas in unit 1. Eleven road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There are 8 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log north of Smith River, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By Heather Myers
THP 1-18-195 DEL (Gilbert Winchuck THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 194.5 acres; 54% clearcut, 38% selection, 5% commercial thinning, 3% no-harvest logging. Dominie Creek, Gilbert Creek, South Fork Winchuck River (HUM: T18N R1W Sec 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 23; T19N R1W Sec 33).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 20 road drainage work sites, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, great blue heron, bank swallow, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/14/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about a mile north of the town of Smith River, CA and a few miles south of the CA/OR border at an elevation of 30 to 1,040 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, western hemlock and Sitka spruce forests.  There are multiple landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 1 deep seated landslide terrain site, and 3 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit A, a shallow rapid landslide terrain site and road failure site (WI-1420 Road) in unit B, a shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit D, and a shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit E.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use ground based equipment on an unstable area to re-open the WI-1420 Road, and re-construct a steep segment of seasonal road in unit B exceeding 20% grade for over 200 feet.  20 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Marbled murrelet habitat is located on SIskiyou National Park lands within .25 miles of the WI-1000 Road, two great blue heron rockeries are located greater than .5 miles SW of unit F, and a bank swallow nesting colony is located at Lopez Creek, 1.6 miles west of unit H.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit G, and within .5 miles of unit B.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log trees up to 60” dbh NE of McKinleyville, CA


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THP 1-18-194 HUM  (K&K 600 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 263 acres; 78% clearcut, 17% selection, 4% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging. Canyon Creek (HUM: T7N R2E Sec 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 6 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, Cooper’s hawk, ruffed grouse, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/04/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 6 miles NE of McKinleyville, CA and about 5 miles south of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 720 to 1,680 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes (3 unstable areas in units C and G) in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir and western hemlock forests.  The THP area flows into the north fork of the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature and turbidity. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use ground based shovel yarding equipment to operate on 3 segments of permanent rocked road within class I (year round), and class II (mid sized) watercourse areas. Six road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 2015, a ruffed grouse was spotted in unit B, and in 2010, a Cooper’s hawk was spotted 2.2 miles east of unit G. Coastal tailed frogs are known to occur within 1,000 feet of units D, E and F, southern torrent salamanders are known to occur within 1,000 feet of units A and G, and foothill yellow legged frogs have been reported 4,000 feet east of unit G. There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units E and F, and within .5 miles of units D and G.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log by the Klamath River.


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THP 1-18-191 DEL (McTarup THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 259.5 acres; 45% clearcut, 22% shelterwood, 17% no-harvest, 13% selection, 3% roadside logging.  McGarvey Creek, Tarup Creek (HUM: T13N R1E Sec 24, 25, 36; T13N R2E Sec 19, 20, 30, 31, 32).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes, steep roads, landslide terrain, 9 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, bald eagle, great blue heron, foothill yellow legged frog, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/31/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is a few miles SE of Klamath, CA near the Klamath River at an elevation of 40 to 1,000 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, redwood, western hemlock, Sitka spruce, Monterey pine and Port Orford cedar forests. There are 7 unstable areas in the THP area including; 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site along the western boundary of unit B, 4 shallow rapid landslide and 1 deep seated landslide terrain sites in unit E, and 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit G. The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients. Three temporary and seasonal roads are proposed for construction on steep slopes including; a temporary road exceeding 20% grade for 200 feet in unit A, a temporary spur road exceeding 20% grade for 100 feet in unit A, and a seasonal road exceeding 20% grade above the MG-10 Road in unit G. Nine road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There is potential marbled murrelet habitat within .25 miles of the SA-10 Road on Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park lands. 14 osprey nests sites are located in the THP area including; 9 nests sites within .25 miles of the MG-10 Road, 1 nest site within .25 miles of unit D and the SA-10 Road, 1 nest site within 165 feet of unit A, 1 nest site within .25 miles of unit A, 1 nest site within .25 miles of seasonal haul roads, and 1 nest site within 165 feet of unit E and within .25 miles of the MG-10 Road and MG-900 Road.  Three bald eagle nest sites are located within .5 miles of the THP area including; 1 nest within .5 miles of units B, C, D, 1 nest within .5 miles of units A, B, C, D, and 1 nest within .5 miles of roads near unit A.  A great blue heron rockery is located within .25 miles of roads leading up to unit A, and a historic (1998) great blue heron rockery is located 350 feet east of the MG-10 Road and 690 feet north of unit D. Foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur in McGarvey Creek, immediately adjacent to units D and E.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log east of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-18-190 HUM (Hancorne 600 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 219.5 acres; 67% clearcut, 27% selection, 5% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging.  Middle Roach Creek, Upper Roach Creek (HUM: T10N R2E Sec 23, 24, 25 ; T10N R3E Sec 19, 30).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 85%, landslide terrain, 12 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, trees up to 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/31/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Orick, CA and about 4 miles east of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 1,200 to 2,400 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and redwood forests.  There are 23 unstable areas in the THP area including; 5 shallow rapid landslides in unit A, 8 shallow rapid landslides in unit B, 8 shallow rapid landslides and 2 deep seated landslides in unit F.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct a landing between 2 watercourse areas.  12 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Golden eagles have been reported within .5 miles of units A, B, C, D and E, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units B, C and F, and within .5 miles of units D and E.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log south of the CA/OR Border.


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THP 1-18-187 DEL (Win Do THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 174.50 acres; 76% clearcut, 19% selection, 3% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Dominie Creek, Lower Rowdy Creek, South Fork Winchuck River, Upper Bear Creek (HUM: T18N R1E Sec 5, 6, 7, 8, 18 ; T18N R1W Sec 11, 12, 13).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 8 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, southern torrent salamander, trees over 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/31/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 2 miles NE of Smith River, CA and about 2 miles south of the CA/OR border at an elevation of 800 to 2,000 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests. There are shallow rapid landslides in units A and F.  Eight road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. Southern torrent salamanders are known to occur in unit E, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units A, B and E.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to log in nice high elevation stands south of Sierra City, CA.


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THP 2-18-189 NEV (Manoli THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 640 acres; 51% no-harvest (logging outside of units), 27% shelterwood, 13% group selection, 9% seed tree logging.  East Fork Creek, Milton Reservoir (MD: T19N R12E Sec 21).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, CA spotted owl, Lahonton cutthroat trout, Sierra starwort, Rocky Mountain chickweed, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/29/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 4 miles south of Sierra City, CA and Highway 49, and about 12 miles north of Emigrant Gap and Interstate 80 at an elevation of 6,000 to 7,300 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a shelterwood and group selection tractor and cable logging operation in nice high elevation stands of Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, white fir, Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, incense cedar, lodgepole pine and red fir forests.  The construction and use of temporary crossings, roads and landings is proposed during the winter period.  Rocky Mountain chickweed was found in unit B, Sierra starwort was reported inside units A, B, C, D, E, H and I, and Lahonton cutthroat trout were introduced into the upper reaches of Macklin Creek.  Three CA spotted owl sightings were reported within .3 miles of the nearest harvest unit in section 21.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log trees up to 60” dbh NE of Trinidad, CA.


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THP 1-18-186 HUM (M&M 2020 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 179 acres; 64% clearcut, 34% selection, 2% no-harvest, misc roadside logging logging. Maple Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec 7, 8, 9, 10, 16). Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, sharp shinned hawk, trees up to 60” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/24/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 3 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 480 to 1,400 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, grand fir and western hemlock forests.  There is a .10 acre shallow rapid landslide in the interior of unit B, a .75 acre shallow rapid landslide in the interior of unit B, and a steep headwall swale in the interior of unit B. Five osprey nests are located within .25 miles of the THP area including; 1 nest within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road, 1 nest within .25 miles of the BL3200 Road, 1 nest within .25 miles of the CR2400 Road, 1 nest within .25 miles of unit A, and 1 nest within .25 miles of unit B.  Potential marbled murrelet habitat exists on Humboldt Redwoods State Park lands within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road.  A sharp shinned hawk was reported .3 miles NE of unit A, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit C.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log SE of Orick, CA.


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THP 1-18-178 HUM (Pitt Place THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 154.5 acres, 75% clearcut, 14% selection, 10% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging. Upper Tectah Creek (HUM: T10N R2E Sec 15, 16, 21, 22).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/17/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 6 miles SE of Orick, CA and Highway 101 and about 2 miles east of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 1,560 to 2,280 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and western hemlock forests. There are numerous small slope failures in close proximity to watercourse areas.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Marbled murrelet habitat is located 1.8 miles west of the THP area, foothill yellow legged frogs were reported 6,000 feet west of unit A, and coastal tailed frogs and southern torrent salamanders were reported 350 feet downstream of unit D in Tectah Creek.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units A and B.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log NE of Klamath, CA and the Klamath River.


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THP 1-18-177 DEL (Arrow Mills THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 125 acres; 83% clearcut, 15% selection, 2% no-harvest logging. Lower Turwar Creek, Upper Turwar Creek (HUM: T13N R2E Sec 4 9; T14N R2E Sec 32, 33).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, steep roads, landslide terrain, 13 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marten, marbled murrelet, osprey, sharp shinned hawk, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees over 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/16/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 4.5 miles NE of Klamath, CA and about 3 miles north of the Klamath River at an elevation of 1,000 to 2,000 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests.  There are 2 unstable areas including; a shallow rapid landslide on the west side of unit A, and a shallow rapid landslide in unit C.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct a temporary road within 100 feet of a watercourse area on slopes exceeding 50% grade.  They also are planning to re-construct; 2 segments of steep road in unit A, 1 segment of steep road in unit C, and 1 segment of steep road in unit D, that exceeds 15% grade, and/or has short pitches exceeding 20% grade for distances greater than 500 feet.  13 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 2001, a marten was detected 1.5 miles east of unit E, and 2 osprey nests are located within .25 miles of the B-10 road.  There is marbled murrelet habitat within .25 miles of the B-10 road, and within 790 feet of the U-10 road.  In 1997, a sharp shinned hawk was reported .2 miles east of unit A, coastal tailed frogs were reported 4,000 feet SW of unit E, southern torrent salamanders are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit A, and a foothill yellow legged frog was reported 2,500 feet west of unit A in Turwar Creek.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 miles of unit A, and within .5 miles of units B and E.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log SE of Quincy, CA.


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THP 2-18-183 PLU (Stars THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 110 acres; 76% clearcut, 17% selection, 6% no-harvest logging. Happy Valley, Jackson Creek (MD: T23N R12E Sec  8, 17, 18).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, CA spotted owl, Quincy lupine, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/26/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 14 miles SE of Quincy, CA and about 1.5 miles east of Cromberg, CA and Highway 89 at an elevation of 4,285 to 5,300 feet. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, white fir, incense cedar, ponderosa pine and sugar pine forests. There are 7 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 2 unstable areas outside of THP units, a fill slope failure in unit 204, an eroding slope in unit 205 from historic hydraulic mining, a debris slide in a plantation, and 2 dormant slides in and adjacent to unit 202.  SPI is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Quincy lupine was found in sections 7, 14, 17, 19, and 24.  There are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Fruit Growers Supply Company to log NW of Susanville, CA.


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THP 2-18-181 LAS (Pine Crate THP) Fruit Growers Supply Company, 1,045 acres; 69% group selection, 12% selection, 10% clearcut, 8% shelterwood, 1% roadside logging. Little Harvey Valley, Pine Creek Valley, Squaw Valley (MD: T32N R9E Sec 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 29, 30, 31).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 40%, herbicides, CA spotted owl, northern goshawk, greater sandhill crane, Sierra Nevada red fox, Suksdorf’s milk vetch, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/22/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 20 miles north of Westwood, CA, and about 20 miles NW of Susanville, CA at an elevation of 5,560 to 6,115 feet. Fruit Growers Supply Company is planning a group selection and selection tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, white fir, sugar pine, lodgepole pine and incense cedar forests. Northern goshawk sightings were reported in section 14 and at Logan Mountain, and greater sandhill crane sightings were reported in sections 4, 5, 6, 16, 17, 21, 28, 32, and 33. American badger sightings were reported in sections 6, 29, and 32, and Sierra Nevada red fox sightings were reported in sections 12 (2000/2003) and 16 (1982).  Suksdorf’s milk vetch was found in a wet area in section 30. There is a CA spotted owl nesting territory .25 miles east of the THP area at Crater Mountain, and a CA spotted owl nesting territory over a mile west of the THP area at Logan Mountain. 

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log trees up to 72” dbh NE of Fortuna, CA.


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THP 1-18-176 HUM (Goodman Prairie THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 191.5 acres; 68% clearcut, 28% selection, 3% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging. Goodman Prairie Creek (HUM: T4N R3E Sec 15 22, 23, 26, 27).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, 16 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, Cooper’s hawk, sharp shinned hawk, red tree vole, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, western pond turtle, trees up 72” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/16/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 16 miles SE of Eureka, CA and about 16 miles NE of Fortuna, CA at an elevation of 1,200 to 2,600 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and grand fir forests. The THP area flows into the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature and turbidity.  There are unstable areas in units A, B, D, G and F (2 shallow rapid landslides along the northern boundary of unit F). 16 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 2014, a sharp shinned hawk was reported .53 miles west of unit B, in 2011, a Cooper’s hawk was reported 500 feet east of unit F, and 700 feet SE of unit E, and in 1994, a red tree vole was observed in unit E. Golden eagles have been spotted within .5 miles of the THP area, and a western pond turtle was reported .2 miles north of unit B, and .27 miles SW of unit C in large pond areas.  Southern southern torrent salamanders were reported 1,000 feet north of unit F, and foothill yellow legged frogs were reported 4,700 feet NW of unit H.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units B and C.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log by Jenkinson Lake, SE of Pollock Pines, CA.


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THP 4-18-184 ELD (Uber THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 596 acres; 54% clearcut, 26% fuel break, 11% commercial thin, 4% selection, 4% no-harvest, 2% sanitation salvage logging.  Jenkinson Lake, Lower Sly Park Creek, North Sly Park Creek, Plum Creek, Snow Creek (MD: T10N R13E Sec 16 ; T10N R14E Sec 7, 8, 9,15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 , 24).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, oversized units, 12 road drainage work sites, Jenkinson lake, herbicides, CA spotted owl, bald eagle, northern goshawk, western pond turtle, foothill yellow legged frog, Sierra Nevada yellow legged frog, 3 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/26/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Pollock Pines, CA and a few miles south of Highway 50 near Jenkinson Lake (units 5782, 5783, FB01, FB02, FB04 are adjacent), which is a popular camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking area. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut and fuel break tractor and cable logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, Douglas fir, incense cedar and white fir forests at an elevation of 3,800 to 5,900 feet.  12 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  A goshawk was reported within 1.9 miles of the THP area, and a bald eagle territory is located within .6 miles of the THP area.  Sierra Nevada yellow legged frogs were reported within 1.5 miles of the THP area in section 11, also in sections 27 & 30, and foothill yellow legged frogs were reported within 1 mile of the THP area, and also in sections 11, 25, 29, 30, 33, 34 and 36. Western pond turtles were reported at Sly Park Creek at the upper portion of Jenkinson Lake within .5 miles of the THP area.  Sierra clarkia was found within units B, C, G, F, K, I, M, L, R and FB6, Pleasant valley mariposa lily was found within unit A and just outside of unit FB6, and Coleman’s piperia was found in units 5877, FB09 and R.  12 CA spotted owl nesting territories are located within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log near the southern edge of Redwood National Park.


PANORAMIC Photo By nthawoodz
THP 1-18-175 HUM (Pollnow Peak THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 119 acres; 82% clearcut, 12% selection, 5% no-harvest logging. Maple Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec 13; T8N R2E Sec 7, 17, 18). Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 8 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, fisher, sharp shinned hawk, Del Norte salamander, southern torrent salamander, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/16/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 7 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101, near the southern edge of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 800 to 1,800 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and redwood forests.  There is 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in the southern portion of unit D, 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in the western portion of unit E, and 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in the western portion of unit E.   Eight road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 2013, a fisher was spotted inside unit E, in 2012, a sharp shinned hawk was reported .5 miles SW of unit E, and in 1999, a Del Norte salamander was found inside unit E. Southern torrent salamanders are known to occur in and immediately adjacent to unit C, and marbled murrelet habitat is located within .25 miles of unit D, and the Bl2600 Road.  A spotted owl nesting territory is located within .25 miles of unit E.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log east of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-18-173 HUM (Tectah 300 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 139.5 acres; 69% clearcut, 24% selection, 7% no-harvest logging. Lower Tectah Creek (HUM: T11N R2E Sec 21, 22, 27, 28).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, Humboldt marten, marbled murrelet, osprey, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees over 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/16/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 18 miles NE of Trinidad, CA, 6 miles NE of Orick, CA by the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 510 to 1,640 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests. The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients. There 6 unstable areas in the THP including; a deep seated landslide on the east side of unit C, a shallow rapid landslide on the south end of unit C, a shallow rapid landslide on the SW corner of unit B, a shallow rapid landslide along the southern boundary of unit B, a shallow rapid landslide along the southern boundary of unit D, and a shallow rapid landslide at the NE corner of unit E.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  In 1998, an osprey nest was reported within .25 miles of units B and C, and potential marbled murrelet habitat is located on Redwood National Park property within .25 miles of the TT-100 Road.  Humboldt marten special management area tract #56 is located inside the THP area, coastal tailed frogs were reported 1,200 feet SE of unit B, southern torrent salamanders were reported 1,000 feet SE of unit B, and foothill yellow legged frogs were reported at Clirliah Creek within 1 mile of the THP area.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit C, and within .5 miles of unit B.