Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Green Diamond Resource Company clearcut THP NE of Trinidad, CA

PANORAMIO Photo By nthawoodz
THP 1-13-024 HUM (BL 2200 14 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 108 acres; 81% clearcut, 11% selection, 7% no-harvest logging.  Maple Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec.3, 4, 5; T9N R1E Sec.32).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, road failure sites, steep slopes up to 80%, coho watershed, herbicides,  7 spotted owls within 1.3mi, osprey nest within .25 mi of unit A & C, bald eagle within .6mi, running pine, trees up to 48” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/12/13.

This THP is about 5 miles NE of Trinidad, CA in the upper reaches of Maple Creek at an elevation of 280 - 1,120 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor, feller buncher, cable, and shovel logging operation amongst second growth redwood, Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, Grand fir and red alder.  The THP area contains steep unstable slopes including 8 landslide features (shallow, dormant and debris slides) in Unit B, landslide terrain in units B & C, a steep head wall in unit C, and steep streamside slopes in units B, C & D.  There are Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, coastal cutthroat trout and steelhead adjacent to unit B, and spotted owl nest sites within .25 mi of units B & C. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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