Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Green Diamond Resource Company clearcut THP north of Arcata, CA

THP 1-13-015 HUM (BL 2610 14 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 65 acres; 87% clearcut, 11% selection, 2% no-harvest logging.  Pitcher Creek (HUM: T9N R1E Sec.33, 34).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 40%, oversized units, coho watershed, herbicides, 4 spotted owls within 1.3mi, bald eagle nest within .6mi, osprey nest within .25 mi of unit a, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/16/13.

This THP is about 15 miles north of Arcata, CA on GDRC lands at an elevation of 680 - 860 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut THP in an area that has seen lots of clearcut logging in the past.  The THP is about 1,200 feet from the North Fork of Maple Creek, which is an important fishery for coho salmon, Chinook salmon, steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout.  Tractor and cable logging is planned in second growth redwood and Douglas fir. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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