Thursday, May 10, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log trees up to 50" dbh NE of Trinidad, CA.


PANORAMIC Photo By nthawoodz
THP 1-18-042 HUM (Gray Diamond THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 95.5 acres; 80% clearcut, 18% selection, 2% no-harvest logging. McDonald Creek, Pitcher Creek (HUM: T8N R1W Sec.1; T9N R1E Sec.8, 9, 10, 16, 17; HUM: T9N R1W Sec.36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 4 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, great blue heron, sharp shinned hawk, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees up to 50” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/29/18. VIEW

This THP is 3.5 miles NE of Trinidad, CA, and about a mile east of Highway 101 near Big Lagoon, CA at an elevation of 600 to 1,400 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, redwood and western hemlock forests.  There are 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites, and several roads with minor cut bank and fill failures.  A bald eagle nest is located .7 miles west of unit A, and osprey nests are located within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road, and along the BL1000 Road. Southern torrent salamanders and coastal tailed frogs were reported within .5 miles of units A and B.  There is potential marbled murrelet habitat on Humboldt Redwoods State Park lands within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road.  In 2007, a sharp shinned hawk was reported 1.9 miles NE of unit C, and there is a great blue heron rockery 1.7 miles south of unit A.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .5 miles of unit B, and within .25 miles of unit A.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log NE of Arcata, CA.


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THP 1-18-039 HUM (East Fork Mad THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 150.1 acres; 75% clearcut, 22% selection, 2% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging.  Canyon Creek (HUM: T7N R2E Sec.10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 4 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, coho watershed, spotted owl, Pacific fisher, trees over 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/26/18. VIEW

This THP is about 7 miles NE of Arcata, CA and about 3 miles NW of the Highway 299 coast range summit at an elevation of 840 to 2,200 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes (there are 4 deep seated landslide terrain sites in unit F) in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, turbidity and temperature.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period.  Four road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Pacific fisher has been detected in unit A.

Green Diamond Resource Company refusing to protect marbled murrelet habitat near Big Lagoon


ACTION ALERT: Tell CAL FIRE to Deny Green Diamond Plans to Log Marbled Murrelet Habitat
By Rob DiPerna


Green Diamond Resource Company is refusing to appropriately map known-marbled murrelet habitat, and is refusing to accept recommendations from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect suitable nest trees and stands associated with known-occupied marbled murrelet habitat. Naturally, Green Diamond would rather clearcut the marbled murrelet habitat instead.

Astoundingly, the California Department of Forestry is siding with Green Diamond and is poised to approve THP 1-17-124HUM, located near Maple Creek and Big Lagoon, in the absence of requiring mapping and protection of the marbled murrelet habitat as required by CDFW, and over CDFW’s official Non-Concurrence with CAL FIRE’s recommendation to approve the THP and allow the logging.

Stand up for marbled murrelets, and help us stand up to Green Diamond CAL FIRE.

Take Action Now: Tell CAL FIRE it must deny Green Diamond THP 1-17-124HUM according to State Law and State Forest Practice Rules unless the mapping and protection of habitat stands and trees for the critically-endangered marbled murrelet are included in the THP, whether Green Diamond likes it or not! CLICK ON THIS LINK

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Humboldt Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes SE of Eureka, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By John Quinian
THP 1-18-038 HUM (Way Up Fresh) Humboldt Redwood Company, 178.8 acres; 52% group selection, 39% variable retention, 6% selection, 3% no-harvest, misc roadside logging. Upper Freshwater Creek (HUM: T4N R2E Sec.8, 9, 17, 18).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 43 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 26” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/24/18. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Eureka, CA and a few miles south of Kneeland, CA at an elevation of 1,500 to 2,200 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor based logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western red cedar forests.  The THP area flows into Freshwater Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and siltation. There are a series of small landslides along Freshwater Creek, a large landslide complex between units 1 and 2, and a small stream side landslide along a class II (mid sized) watercourse within unit 2.  There are also several road failure sites including a small slump along the edge of a road, a road partially buried by a dormant young landslide, and a road downstream of the toe of a large landslide between units 1 and 2.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment within an unstable area on the X65.5051 Road.  43 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Within 1.3 miles of the THP area are 4 spotted owl nesting territories.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 60” dbh near Scotia, CA.


PANORAMIC Photo By Redwood Transect
THP 1-18-037 HUM (Monument 18 THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 386.2 acres; 68% group selection, 22% no-harvest, 10% selection logging. Dean Creek, Monument Creek (HUM: T1N R1E Sec.7, 18, 19, 30; T1N R1W Sec.13, 24, 25).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, 25 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, logging inside large tree marbled murrelet stands within unit 1, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, trees up to 60” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 05/24/18. VIEW

This THP is about 1.5 miles SW of Scotia, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 150 to 1,520 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests (trees up to 38” dbh in units 1, 3, 4, and 5, and trees up to 60” dbh in units 2 and 6).  There are 3 unstable areas within unit 1, including a dormant historic earth flow, an active to dormant cut slope slump off of road J23.4604, and an active to dormant landslide complex.  The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  Logging is proposed inside large tree marbled murrelet stands 716E and 72B within unit 1. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and use a skid trail inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse area within unit 2.  25 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/restoration.  There are 2 known osprey nests within unit 1, and 7 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log trees up to 32” dbh north of Lake Shasta.


PANORAMIO Photo By zarpheous
THP 2-18-017 SHA (Pup’s Ferry THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 190 acres; 93% clearcut, 4% no-harvest, 3% roadside logging. Lower Middle Salt Creek, Upper Middle Salt Creek, Campbell Creek (MD: T36N R4W Sec.29, 31; T36N R5W Sec.25, 36).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, unstable areas, road failure sites, 26 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, foothill yellow legged frog, Shasta maidenhair fern, trees up to 32” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/13/18. VIEW

This THP is 3 miles north of Lakehead, CA near Lake Shasta, and about 25 miles north of Redding, CA at an elevation of 1,360 to 2,360 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  There are 2 unstable areas in units 25A and 25D where cable logging operations will be conducted, and 2 road sites with a debris slide and a fill slope debris slide.  SPI is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging inside units 25A, 25B, 25D and 29A.  26 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 1994, a foothill yellow legged frog was reported inside unit 25B in section 25, and in 2006, a foothill yellow legged frog was reported 5,864 feet from the THP area in section 35.  Shasta maidenhair fern was found inside units 25C, 25E, 31A, and along a proposed road in unit 25E.

Green Diamond Resource Company to log NE of McKinleyville, CA.


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THP 1-18-033 HUM (Upper Fork Thin THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 353.5 acres; 86% commercial thin, 13% no-harvest, misc clearcut, selection and roadside logging. Lower South Fork, Headwaters Little River (HUM: T7N R1E Sec.1; T7N R2E Sec.4, 6, 7, 8, 10; T8N R1E Sec.36; T8N R2E Sec.31, 33).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 85%, unstable area, 13 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, peregrine falcon, foothill yellow legged frog, trees up to 28” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/12/18. VIEW

This THP is about 8 mies SE of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101, and about 6 miles NE of McKinleyville, CA at an elevation of 280 to 2,060 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests.  There is an unstable area in unit F.  13 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  An historic peregrine falcon eyrie is located 1.1 miles SW of unit F, and foothill yellow legged frogs have been spotted within 300 feet of unit A.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 miles of unit G, and within .5 miles of units E and F.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 40” dbh adjacent to the BLM Headwaters Forest Reserve.


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THP 1-18-031 HUM (Holy Diver THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 267.7 acres; 82% group selection, 8% selection, 7% special, 3% no-harvest logging.  Upper S. Fork Elk River (HUM: T3N R1E Sec.4, 9).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, sleep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 14 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, headwaters forest reserve, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, trees up to 40” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/18/18. VIEW

This THP is about 5 miles NE of Fortuna, CA and about 8 miles SE of Eureka, CA near the BLM Headwaters Forest Reserve at an elevation of 500 to 1,500 feet. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests. The THP area flows into the South Fork of the Elk River and Elk River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature. There are 31 landslide terrain sites (24 within the THP area) including multiple debris slides, debris slide slopes, disrupted ground, rockslides, cut bank failures, earth flows, debris flows and steep inner gorges.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and use ground based equipment on existing skid trails within 100 feet of class II (mid sized) watercourse areas, and re-construct an existing skid trail that failed within 80 to 120 feet from a class II watercourse area. 14 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/restoration.  There is an osprey nest within 500 feet of a haul road, and 9 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut along the Carson Pass Highway 88.


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THP 4-18-002 ELD (Omo Gosh THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 231 acres; 81% clearcut, 12% fuelbreak, 7% selection logging. Sopidgo Creek (MD; T8N R14E Sec 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, Highway 88, herbicides, CA spotted owl, CA red legged frog, 3 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/07/18. VIEW

This THP is about 35 miles SE of Sacramento, CA and about 6 miles NE of Barton, CA along the Carson Pass Highway (units 2204, 2201 and 2104 are adjacent to Highway 88).  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, incense cedar, white fir and Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 4,160 to 5,200 feet.  They also want to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, and use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging along the SW portion of unit 2104, and at multiple locations throughout unit 2201. In 2002, a CA red legged frog was reported within .25 miles of the THP area in Section 21.  Coleman’s piperia was found in unit 2201, also near unit 1610, and Sierra Clarkia and Pleasant valley mariposa lily were found between units 2205 and 2206. There are CA spotted owl nesting territories within 1 mile of the THP area in sections 15 and 22.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mendocino Redwood Company to log near the South Fork of the Eel River.


Photo By Northcoast Environmental Center
THP 1-18-028 MEN (Bear Wallow THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 258 acres; 90% variable retention, 7% rehab, 3% transition logging. Middle Hollow Tree Creek, Upper Hollow Tree Creek, Juan Creek, Jack of Hearts Creek (MD: T21N R17W Sec.1, 2; T22N R17W Sec.15, 25, 26, 35, 36).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, 49 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, wet areas, herbicides, coho watershed, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/30/18. VIEW

This THP is about 9 miles south of Leggett, CA, and about 20 miles NE of Fort Bragg, CA at an elevation of 1,210 feet to 2,370 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor, feller buncher and shovel logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  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 at 2 existing tractor roads within unit 9 inside class I (year round) watercourse areas, and use 2 existing tractor roads within unit 9 inside class II (mid sized) watercourse areas.  Ground based equipment is also proposed for use on slopes over 50% grade with a high erosion hazard.  49 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, ditch cleaning, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  There are 4 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 60” dbh east of Eurreka, CA.


PANORAMIC Photo by Redwood Transect
THP 1-18-026 HUM (Cloney Island THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 181.5 acres; 80% group selection, 11% selection, 9% no-harvest, misc roadside logging. Cloney Gulch (HUM: T5N R1E Sec.26).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain sites, road failure sites, 12 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, peregrine falcon, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/23/18. VIEW

This THP is about 4 miles east of Eureka, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 350 to 1,350 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests (trees up to 60” dbh in units 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and trees up to 48” dbh in unit 3).  The THP area flows into Freshwater Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment.  There are 2 landslide terrain sites including; an historically active earth flow in unit 7, a small stream side failure along a class II (mid sized) tributary within unit 4, and perched fill along the outboard edge of a road near a class III (intermittent) crossing.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging.  Twelve road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert  repair/replacement.  There is a peregrine falcon nest site .9 miles SW of the THP area, and 2 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log east of Mt Shasta, CA.


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THP 2-18-014 SIS (Rainbow Trout THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 429 acres; 99% clearcut, 1% roadside logging. Swamp Creek, Dry Creek, Horse Peak (MD: T41N R1W Sec.1, 3, 9, 15, 23; T42N R1E Sec.31; T42N R1W Sec.33, 35).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, oversized units, herbicides, spotted owl, northern goshawk, McCloud River redband trout, Pacific tailed frog, Coleman’s piperia, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/30/18. VIEW

This THP is about 9 miles east of Mt Shasta, and about 10 miles NE of McCloud, CA at an elevation of 4,200 to 6,600 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in red fir, white fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests. They also are planning to use and construct crossings, roads and landings during the winter period, and construct temporary spur roads under 500 feet in length without pre-designation to connect landings with haul roads.  A northern goshawk nesting territory is located within .25 miles of units 01A and 01B (Trout Creek Butte), and a northern goshawk nesting territory is located within .25 miles of units 09A and 09B (Cramer Springs).  McCloud River Redband Trout were reported nearby in Trout Creek, and there is an historic (1989) report of a Pacific tailed frog in Section 3.  One spotted owl nesting territory (Dry Creek Spring) is located within .5 miles of the THP area (Section 4), and Coleman’s piperia was reported in unit 31B.

Mendocino Redwood Company to log SW of Leggett, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By Winst1966
THP 1-18-024 MEN (Bond Creek THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 454 acres; 79% variable retention, 21% selection logging.  Middle Hollow Tree Creek, Upper Hollow Tree Creek (MD: T22N R17W Sec.3, 10, 11, 14, 15).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 85%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 96 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, white flowered rein orchid, glory bush, trees up to 100 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/21/18. VIEW

This THP is about 5 miles SW of Leggett, CA, and about 4 miles NE of Rockport, CA on the Mendocino coast at an elevation of 1,200 to 2,000 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and redwood forests.  The THP area flows into the South Fork of the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature. There are 11 landslide terrain sites including; multiple debris slides, earth flows, disrupted ground and multiple fill slope and cut bank failures off of existing roads.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on slopes over 50% grade with a high erosion hazard, and use 2 existing tractor roads and several skid roads and landings within a class II (mid sized) watercourse area.  They also are planning to construct 250 feet of road on steep slopes over 65% grade in unit 9, and utilize 2 segments of existing roads on slopes over 50% grade.  96 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  In 2017, ten white flowered rein orchids were discovered within units 1 and 2, and glory bush was found along the edge of the plan boundary.  There are 3 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 60” dbh adjacent to the Eel River.


PANORAMIC Photo By Steve Tignor 
THP 1-18-017 HUM (Pokerface THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 698.6 acres; 42% variable retention, 37% group selection, 13% no-harvest, 8% selection, 1% special, misc roadside logging. Poison Oak Creek, Thompson Creek (HUM: T1S R3E Sec.31, 32, 33; T2S R3E Sec.4, 5). Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 71 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, large tree helicopter logging inside unit 1, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, bald eagle, osprey, willow flycatcher, great blue heron, egret, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/07/18. VIEW

This THP is 2 miles east of Weott, CA and Highway 101 near the Eel River at an elevation of 160 to 2,200 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor, cable and helicopter logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests (helicopter logging is proposed within large stands up to 60” dbh inside unit 1). There are over a 100 landslide terrain sites within the THP area mostly related to streams (inner gorges), roads and crossings including earth flows, rockslides, debris slides, debris slides, disrupted ground, and multiple road related fill failures, cut bank failures and bank sloughing. The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/siltation and temperature.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and use ground based equipment in unstable areas on existing roads (C40, C40.27, C52, C62, C62.10, C62.1005, C62.2091).  They also are planning to construct sections of the the C40.83 road with steep slopes exceeding 65%, and re-construct sections of the C40.27, C62.10, C62.1091 roads with steep slopes exceeding 65%.  Logging is proposed adjacent to marbled murrelet stands 500D and 60C, and hauling is proposed through marbled murrelet stands inside Humboldt Redwoods State Park lands.  71 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Great blue herons and egrets are known to utilize the Eel River adjacent to unit 2, potential bald eagle and osprey habitat exists within unit 1, and there is 12.5 acres of potential willow flycatcher habitat in unit 1 along the Eel River.  Ten spotted owl nesting territories are located within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log trees up to 60” dbh east of Redwood National Park.


PANORAMIO Photo By Greg Nyquist 
THP 1-18-016 HUM (Metetcha THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 388 acres; 70% clearcut, 14% selection, 14% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Upper Tectah Creek, Mettah Creek (HUM: T10N R2E Sec.2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16; T11N R2E Sec.35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 80%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, 35 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, bald eagle, southern torrent salamander, tailed frog, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/07/18. VIEW

This THP is about 7 miles east of Orick, CA and Highway 101, and a few miles east of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 700 to 2,460 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, redwood and western hemlock forests (units E and G contain trees up to 48”dbh, and unit M contains trees up to 60” dbh).  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 40 unstable areas in the THP area including; 34 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites, and 6 deep seated landslide terrain sites.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use shovel and cable logging systems within a class II (mid sized) watercourse area in unit C, and use temporary roads and landings during the winter period.  35 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  A bald eagle territory is located over a mile east of the THP area along the Klamath River, tailed frogs are known to occur within .25 miles of unit D, and southern torrent salamanders are known to occur within unit C.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units G, K and L, and within .5 miles of unit M.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log NE of Trinidad, CA.


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THP 1-18-015 HUM (CR 1900 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 121 acres; 73% clearcut, 25% selection, 2% no-harvest logging. McDonald Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec.7, 18; T8N R1W Sec.1, 12).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, 3 road drainage work sites sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, great blue heron, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, running pine, trees up to 40” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/27/18. VIEW

This THP is 1.5 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 400 to 1,400 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir and bishop pine forests.  An osprey nest is located within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road, 2 osprey nests are located within .25 miles of the BL 2000 Road, and potential marbled murrelet habitat exists on Humboldt Redwoods State Park lands within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road.  A great blue heron rockery exists .22 miles east of the the BL 2000 Road, coastal tailed frogs are known to to occur in or immediately adjacent to units A and D, and southern torrent salamanders are known to occur in or immediately adjacent to unit A. Running pine was reported within a class II (mid sized) watercourse area in unit C, and within unit B.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log near Butte Meadows NE of Chico, CA.


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THP 2-18-008 TEH (Arcade THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 1,012 acres; 88% clearcut, 11% selection, 1% roadside logging. Ninemile Creek, Cascade Creek, Transfer (MD: T26N R4E Sec 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21; T26N R3E Sec 13, 24).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 60%, 55 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, chinook watershed, CA spotted owl, northern goshawk, osprey, cascade frog, 4 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/26/18.  VIEW

This THP is about 20 miles NE of Chico, CA and about a mile east of Highway 32 near Butte Meadows, CA.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in white fir, sugar pine, ponderosa pine, incense cedar and Douglas fir forests.  SPI is planning to re-construct 100 feet of existing road inside a class I (year round) watercourse to access a landing, use 750 feet of the 630B road within a class II (mid sized) watercourse in unit 37, and re-construct 2 landings inside class I (year round) and class II (mid sized) watercourse areas.  55 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a northern goshawk nesting territory within .25 miles of THP units in section 18, a northern goshawk nesting territory within .50 miles of THP units in section 15, and a northern goshawk territory in section 9.  An osprey was reported in section 30, a cascade frog was reported in section 29, and there is an historic report of a Sierra Nevada red fox in section 30. California spotted owl territories exist in sections 5, 14, 15, and 23. Butte County morning glory was found in sections 4, 5, 8, Hot rock daisy was found in sections 4 and 9, Shield bracted monkey flower was found in sections 7, 8, 18, and Western catchfly was found in Unit 46.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

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


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THP 2-18-007 PLU (Middle Fork THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 158 acres; 99% clearcut, 1% roadside logging. Poplar Creek, Jackson Creek, Little Long Valley Creek (MD: T23N R11E Sec.10, 14, 16).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 60%, 27 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, Quincy lupine, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/09/18. VIEW

The THP is about 10 miles SE of Quincy, CA near Sloat, CA and Highway 89 spanning both sides of the Middle Fork of the Feather River.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, incense cedar and sugar pine forests at an elevation of 4,000 to 5,000 feet.  27 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  SPI is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging inside unit 7, and use roads and landings during the winter period.  Quincy lupine was found along an existing seasonal road cut bank in section 16.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log inside large tree marbled murrelet stands 373C and 583D near Redcrest, CA.


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THP 1-18-011 HUM (Threadbear THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 314.5 acres; 53% variable retention, 41% group selection, 5% no-harvest, 1% selection logging. Bear Creek (HUM: T1S R2E Sec.5, 6, 7, 8, 17).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, logging inside large tree stands 373C and 583D, coho watershed, northern spotted owl, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/09/18. VIEW

This THP is about a mile west of Redcrest, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 560 to 2,600 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in Redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 13 landslide terrain sites (mostly debris slides) in the THP area.  Logging is proposed inside large tree marbled murrelet stands 373C and 583D. There are 5 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log adjacent to Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-18-010 HUM (Pitcher Upper THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 98.1 acres; 82% clearcut, 13% selection, 3% no-harvest, 2% special logging. Maple Creek, Bridge Creek, Pitcher Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec.2; T9N R1E Sec.23, 26; T9N R2E Sec.31).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, impaired watershed, wet areas, oversized units, Redwood National Park, herbicides, coho watershed, marbled murrelet, osprey, great blue heron, southern torrent salamander, tailed frog, trees up to 48” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/09/18. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101 by Redwood National Park (unit C is adjacent) at an elevation of 800 to 2,200 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, redwood and western hemlock forests.  The THP area flows into Redwood Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature, and there is a small rapid landslide terrain site in unit A. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use an existing road and landing inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse within unit B, and use temporary roads and landings during the winter period.  They also are proposing a 2.3 acre buffer known as a “Special Treatment Area” to hide the effects of clearcutting adjacent to Redwood National Park in unit C. There is potential marbled murrelet habitat within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road on Humboldt Redwoods State Park lands, within .25 miles of the BL 2000 Road, and .6 miles south of unit C.  Four osprey nest sites are located nearby including; 1 nest within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road, 2 nests within .25 miles of the BL 2000 Road, and a nest within .25 miles of the BL 1000 Road.  Southern torrent salamanders are known to occur within .25 miles of units A, B and C, tailed frogs are known to occur within .25 miles of unit A, and a great blue heron rockery is located .22 miles east of the BL 2000 Road.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log right next to California Pines Community SW of Alturas, CA.


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THP 2-18-004 MOD (Frank Canyon THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 665 acres; 99% clearcut, 1% selection logging. Upper Canyon Creek, Ballard Reservoir, Higgins Canyon (MD: T40N R10E Sec.3, 4, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23; T41N R10E Sec.33, 34). Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes over 50% grade, impaired 303.d watershed, California Pines community, herbicides, oversized units, CA spotted owl, goshawk, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/29/18. VIEW

This THP is about 14 miles SW of Alturas, CA and about 7.25 miles SE of Canby, CA and Highway 299 at an elevation of 5,100 to 6,400 feet.  The THP area is just west of the California Pines community which has over 200 homes and a 28 room guest lodge and recreation center.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, white fir and incense cedar forests.  Roads, landings and crossings are planned for use during the winter period. There is a goshawk territory 1.1 miles SW of the THP area in section 35, a goshawk territory 500 feet SE of the THP area in section 15, and a CA spotted owl territory within .5 miles of the THP area in section 26.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log NE of Crescent City, CA.


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THP 1-18-008 DEL (Sultan Salvage THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 100 acres; 49% clearcut, 24% sanitation salvage, 20% selection, 7% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Little Mill Creek (HUM: T17N R1E Sec.18, 19).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 9 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, foothill yellow legged frog, trees up to 40” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/26/18. VIEW

This THP is about 7 miles NE of Crescent City, CA and about 2 miles east of Highway 101 at an elevation of 80 to 1,300 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, redwood, western red cedar and western hemlock forests.  There are rapid landslide terrain sites in units A and B, and a dormant earth flow in unit C.  Nine road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Foothill yellow legged frogs have been spotted 2.6 miles south of the THP area at the Smith River, and potential marbled murrelet habitat is located 1.5 miles SE of unit C on Six Rivers National Forest lands.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log east of Klamath, CA.


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THP 1-18-007 DEL (RM-10 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 308.8 acres; 49% clearcut, 23% commercial thin, 15% selection, 13% no-harvest logging. Lower Turwar Creek, Upper Turwar Creek, Potato Patch Creek (HUM: T13N R2E Sec.3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17; T14N R2E Sec.33, 34). Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 75%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 46 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, Del Norte salamander, foothill yellow legged frog, ruffed grouse, great blue heron, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/26/18. VIEW

This THP is about 1 mile NE of Klamath Glen, CA, and about 5 miles east of Klamath, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 240 to 2,880 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, Port Orford and western red cedar 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 dormant transitional/rotational slides, debris slides and areas of disrupted ground throughout and adjacent to the THP area. There are also multiple road failure sites that will require construction and re-construction on unstable slopes including; 4 road failure sites in unit B, 3 road failure sites in unit C, 1 road failure site in unit H, and 2 road failure sites in unit I. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct a temporary road in unit B on steep slopes exceeding 20% grade for 220 feet, and re-construct 150 feet of a seasonal road with side slopes over 50% that drains towards a watercourse.  46 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There is marbled murrelet habitat within .25 miles of unit D and associated roads, within .25 miles of unit C and associated roads, and within .25 miles of the B-10 and RM-10 roads.  One osprey nest is located within .25 miles of the B-10 Road (within .5 miles of unit D), and a second osprey nest is located within .25 miles of the B-10 Road.  In 2013, a ruffed grouse was found in unit D, foothill yellow legged frogs have been spotted at Turwer Creek .5 miles from the THP area, and a great blue heron rockery is located 1.2 miles SW from the THP area.  In 1997, a sharp shinned hawk was spotted .87 miles NW from unit A, and in 1992, a Del Norte salamander was found in unit D.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units A, B, D, G, and within .5 miles of unit E.

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


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THP 1-18-006 DEL (SA-10 End THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 221.5 acres; 76% clearcut, 11% no-harvest, 9% selection, 3% roadside logging. Tarup Creek (HUM: T12N R2E Sec.5, 6; T13N R2E Sec.29, 31, 32).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes slopes up to 80%, steep roads, landslide terrain, 7 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, southern torrent salamander, tailed frog, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/26/18. VIEW

This THP is about 4 miles SE of Klamath, CA and Highway 101 at elevation of 40 to 1,300 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, and a shallow rapid landslide is located in unit B. There are multiple segments of steep roads including; 2 segments of road construction and 1 segment of road re-construction on slopes over 15% grade, 2 segments of steep roads in unit D that exceed 35% grade, and 2 segments of steep roads with side slopes exceeding 65%.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, and re-construct 150 feet of road inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse in unit D.  Seven road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There is marbled murrelet habitat within .25 miles of the SA-10 Road on Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park lands.  Bald eagles have been spotted within .5 miles of the THP area along the Klamath River, and there are 4 osprey nests within .25 miles of the THP area along the Klamath River.  Foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit A (Klamath River) and unit C (Tarup Creek).  There is a great blue heron rockery 1.2 miles north of unit A, tailed frogs have been spotted immediately adjacent to unit C, and southern torrent salamanders are known to occur within 400 feet of units B and G. Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 miles of unit A, and within .5 miles of unit B.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sierra Pacific Industries to log trees up to 42” dbh NE of Trinity Lake.


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THP 2-18-001 TRI (Devils THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 448 acres; 73% shelterwood, 26% sanitation salvage, 1% roadside logging. Grouse Lake, Halls Gulch, Watson Creek (MD: T37N R6W Sec.21).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 55%, impaired 303.d watershed, bonanza king roadless area, herbicides, spotted owl, foothill yellow legged frog, cascade frog, 3 sensitive plant species, trees up to 42” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/17/18. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles NE of Trinity Center, CA and about 4 miles NE of Lake Trinity at an elevation of 5,360 to 6,680 feet by the Bonanza King Roadless Area.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a shelterwood and sanitation salvage tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, red fir, incense cedar, sugar pine, western white pine and Port Orford cedar.  A cascade frog was reported to be within a harvest unit in section 21, and also located within 4,394 from the nearest harvest unit in section 15.  A foothill yellow legged frog was reported to be 6,817 feet from the nearest unit in section 9, and a northern spotted owl was detected in 2016. Klamath manzanita was found in section 21, Congdon’s buckwheat was found in section 21, and Scott Mountain phacelia was found in section 21.

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


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THP 1-18-004 HUM (VanCleave THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 195 acres; 58% clearcut, 17% no-harvest, 12% selection, 8% commercial thin, 5% roadside logging.  Powers Creek, Lower Jacoby Creek (HUM: T5N R1E Sec.1, 2; T6N R1E Sec.35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, road failure site, 6 road drainage work sites, impaired 303. watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, southern torrent salamander, great blue heron, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/19/18. VIEW

This THP is a few miles SE of Arcata, CA and about 6 miles NE of Eureka, CA at an elevation of 680 to 1,500 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.  The THP area flows into the Jacoby Creek and Mad River watersheds which are listed as impaired watersheds for sediment, temperature and turbidity.  There are 8 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including 6 shallow rapid landslides, and 2 deep seated landslides.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, and re-construct a section of road with a fill slope failure across an unstable area.  Six road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a great blue heron rockery .8 miles NE of unit A, and southern torrent salamanders are known to occur in or immediately adjacent to units A, C and E.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 miles of units A, D and G, and within .5 miles of units B, C, E and F.

Green Diamond Resource Company planning a pair of clearcut THPs west of the Highway 299 coast range summit.


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THP 1-18-002 HUM (Canyon Creek THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 181 acres; 68% clearcut, 30% selection, 2% no-harvest, misc roadside logging.  Canyon Creek (HUM: T7N R2E Sec.26, 27, 34, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, Cooper’s hawk, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/17/18. VIEW

This THP is about a mile west of the Highway 299 coast range summit and about 8 miles NE of Arcata, CA at an elevation of 700 to 1,700 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, cable and shovel logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature and turbidity.  There are 8 landslide terrain sites in unit A, 3 landslide terrain sites in unit B, 2 landslide terrain sites in unit C, 2 landslide terrain sites in unit D, and 1 landslide terrain site in unit E.  In 2010, a Cooper’s hawk was spotted .86 miles SE of unit B, and coastal tailed frogs are known to occur in or immediately adjacent to units A and B.  Southern torrent salamanders are also known to occur in or immediately adjacent to units A and B, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units A and B, and within .5 miles of units C and E.  This THP is just NE of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed Jackson Creek THP 1-18-003 HUM.

THP 1-18-003 HUM (Jackson Creek THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 171 acres; 72% clearcut, 17% selection, 10% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Canyon Creek, Denman Creek, Pollock Creek (HUM: T6N R2E Sec.4, 9, 10, 14, 15; T7N R2E Sec.32, 33, 34).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 10 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, red tree vole, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees up to 72” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/19/18. VIEW

This THP is a few miles SW of the Highway 299 coast range summit and about 6 miles NE of Arcata, CA at an elevation of 600 to 1,500 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir and red cedar forests.  The THP area flows into the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature and turbidity.  There are shallow rapid landslides terrain sites in units B, F, and H, and adjacent to units E and I, and also along a road that has slumped for 75 to 100 feet in unit I.  Ten road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Marbled murrelet habitat exists .5 miles SE of the THP area along Bald Mountain Creek, and in 1990, a red tree vole was spotted in unit G.  Coastal tailed frogs are known to occur within 1,000 feet of units G and H, and southern torrent salamanders are known to occur within 1,000 feet of units A, B, E, G, H and I. There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units E, F, G, H and I. This THP is just SW of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed Canyon Creek THP 1-18-002 HUM.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log north of the Highway 299 coast range summit.


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THP 1-17-149 HUM (K&K 830 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 214.5 acres; 76% clearcut, 17% selection, 6% rehab, 1% no-harvest logging.  Roaring Gulch (HUM: T7N R2E Sec.1, 2, 12; T7N R3E Sec.6; HUM: T8N R2E Sec.35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 17 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees up to 25” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/07/18. VIEW

This THP is about 12 miles SE of Trinidad, CA and about 5 miles north of the Highway 299 coast range summit at an elevation of 570 to 2,825 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, shovel and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, redwood and western hemlock forests.  The THP area flows into Redwood Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 7 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites, and 2 deep seated landslide terrain sites in unit G.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to re-construct the DV-1900 Road across shallow rapid landslide terrain in unit G, and re-construct across fill failures at 3 crossing locations along the Dolly Varden Road in unit G.  17 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Coastal tailed frogs are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit G, southern torrent salamanders are known to occur immediately adjacent to units D and E, and foothill yellow legged frogs have been reported approximately 1.5 miles upstream from unit F.

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


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THP 1-17-148 HUM (CR2220 Thin THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 180 acres; 74% clearcut, 26% no-harvest logging. Lower South Fork (HUM: T7N R1E Sec.1, 2; T8N R1E Sec.34, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 8 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, coastal tailed frog, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/07/18. VIEW

This THP is about 5 miles SE of Trinidad, CA and about 10 miles NE of Arcata, CA at an elevation of 300 to 800 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Little River which is listed as an impaired watershed for bacteria.  There are 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit A, and 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in unit B.  Eight road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, and culvert repair/replacement.  A peregrine falcon eyrie is located 1.8 miles SE of unit D, and coastal tailed frogs are known to occur within .5 miles of units A and C.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company planning a pair of clearcut THPs west of the Klamath River.

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THP 1-17-144 HUM (Outer Hancorne THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 277.5 acres; 73% clearcut, 25% selection, 1% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging. Lower Roach Creek (HUM: T10N R2E Sec.1, 12; T10N R3E Sec.6, 7, 8; T11N R2E Sec.36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, bald eagle,  golden eagle, osprey, foothill yellow legged frog, trees up to 50” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/04/18. VIEW

This THP is about 9 miles SE of Orick, CA, and about 9 miles NW of Weitchpec, CA near the Klamath River at an elevation of 400 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, redwood 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, and there are numerous shallow rapid landslide terrain sites throughout the THP area.  Eight road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, and culvert repair/replacement.  An osprey nest is located within .5 miles of THP units, and a bald eagle nest is located .4 miles NE of unit F and within .25 miles of seasonal haul roads.  Golden eagles have been spotted 1.3 miles SW of unit H, and foothill yellow legged frogs have been spotted at the Klamath River 1 mile from the THP area.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit F, and within .5 miles of units B and E.  This THP is just SE of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed TT220 THP 1-17-147 HUM.

THP 1-17-147 HUM (TT220 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 140.5 acres; 76% clearcut, 15% no-harvest, 5% selection, 3% roadside logging. Lower Tectah Creek (HUM: T11N R2E Sec.22, 23, 24, 26, 28).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, 9 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, bald eagle, marten, southern torrent salamander, tailed frog, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/07/18. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles NE of Orick, CA, and about 12 miles NW of Weitchpec, CA near Redwood National Park at an elevation of 400 to 2,000 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, redwood, western cedar 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 a deep seated landslide terrain site in unit A, and shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit E.  Nine 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 Redwood National Park lands within .25 miles of the TT100 Road and along Bald Hills Road, and bald eagles have been spotted at the Klamath River over a mile east of the THP area.  A marten was reported within 1.25 miles of units A, B and C, tailed frogs are known to occur within .5 miles of units E and C, and southern torrent salamanders are known to occur within 500 feet of units A and C. There are spotted owl nesting territories within within .5 miles of unit A.  This THP is just NW of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed Outer Hancorne THP 1-17-144 HUM.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 60” dbh SW of Scotia, CA.


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THP 1-17-142 HUM (Chase Ranch THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 97.1 acres; 43% variable retention, 34% selection, 23% no-harvest, misc roadside logging.  Beer Bottle (HUM: T1N R1W Sec.36; T1S R1W Sec.1, 2).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 19 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/03/18. VIEW

This THP is about 4 miles SW of Scotia, CA and about 10 miles NW of Redcrest, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 800 to 1,660 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and grand fir forests. The THP area flows into the Bear River and Pacific Ocean and is listed as an impaired watershed for temperature. There are 12 landslide terrain sites (debris slides and debris slide slopes) in the THP area. 19 road drainage sites are 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.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company planning a pair of clearcut THPs east of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-17-137 HUM (Big Prairie THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 124.5 acres; 89% clearcut, 6% no-harvest, 5% selection logging. Middle Roach Creek, Moreck Creek, Miners Creek, Lower Tully Creek (HUM: T10N R3E Sec.22, 26, 27, 28).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, oversized units, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marten, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/01/18. VIEW

This THP is about 18 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 6 miles NW of Weitchpec, CA near the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir and western hemlock forests at an elevation of 1,830 to 3,330 feet.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  A marten was detected about 1.1 miles east of the THP area, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of unit E.  This THP is just north of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed Tully Creek East THP 1-17-143 HUM.

THP 1-17-143 HUM (Tully Creek East THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 212 acres; 83% clearcut, 8% no-harvest, 7% selection, 2% roadside logging. Lower Tully Creek, Upper Tully Creek (HUM: T9N R3E Sec.2, 3, 10, 11; T10N R3E Sec.35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, steep roads, landslide terrain, 27 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, oversized units, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, trees up to 48” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/04/18. VIEW

This THP is about 16 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 4 miles NW of Weitchpec, CA near the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 2,200 to 3,000 feet.  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 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in units D, E, and G, shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in between units A, B, F, G, and deep seated landslide terrain sites in unit D.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to re-construct a short segment of road with steep slopes exceeding 20% grade in unit G, and re-construct a segment of road with steep side slopes exceeding 65% in unit C.  They also are planning to re-construct a short segment of temporary road inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse in unit D, and re-construct a short segment of seasonal road inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse in unit C. There are 2 sections of haul roads proposed for re-construction in areas of unstable soils, and 27 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 spotted 1.5 miles west of the THP area, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units E, F and G, and within .5 miles of units A, B and D.  This THP is just south of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed Big Prairie THP 1-17-137 HUM.