Sunday, January 20, 2013

Humboldt Redwood Company planning THP near Lower North Fork Elk River


PANORAMIO Photo By thebassline707
THP 1-13-005 HUM (Three Forks THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 237 acres; 72% group selection, 16% selection, 12% no-harvest logging.  Lower N Fork Elk River (HUM: T4N R1E Sec 21, 22, 27, 28, 33).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, 15 road drainage work sites, slopes up to 60%, landslide terrain, 303.d impaired watershed, coho watershed, 10 spotted owls within 1.3mi, 4 osprey nests within 1.3 mi, logging in marbled murrelet stands units 1 & 8, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/25/13.

Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a new tractor and cable logging THP about 6 miles SE of Eureka, CA near the Lower North Fork of Elk River.  This THP is in an area that has a long history of logging, but also contains some remnant marbled murrelet stands (units 1 & 8).  There are a large number of active and dormant landslide terrain features within the watershed which is listed for sediment and siltation.  The THP is at a fairly low elevation (180 - 800 feet), and drains into Elk River and Humboldt Bay at the Pacific Ocean. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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