Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log on the summit near Highway 299

PANORAMIO Photo by thebassline707
THP 1-13-034 HUM (Lupton North THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 71 acres; 87% clearcut, 10% no-harvest, 3% roadside logging.  Lupton Creek (HUM: T6N R3E Sec.4, 8, 9).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 40%, oversized unit c, herbicides, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, 9 spotted owls within 1.3mi, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/28/13.  

This THP is about 7.5 miles NE of the town of Blue Lake and close to the Highway 299 summit pass on the coast range.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a feller buncher and shovel logging operation in second growth Douglas fir with minor amounts of tan oak, madrone and chinquapin.  The area has been heavily clearcut in the past, and ultimately drains into Redwood Creek and flows into the Pacific Ocean.  The greatest impact besides the clearcut logging, is the construction of 9660 feet of new seasonal road, and 940 feet of temporary road.  Unit C is an oversized unit. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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