Sunday, June 23, 2013

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut near Big Lagoon and Redwood National Park.


PANORAMIO Photo by nthawoodz
THP 1-13-048-HUM (BL2750 14 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 93 acres; 77% clearcut, 20% selection, 1% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging.  Pitcher Creek (HUM: T9N R1E Sec.22, 23, 24, 27).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, steep slopes up to 80%, herbicides, oversized units, coho watershed, 4 spotted owls within 1.3mi, running pine, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 07/29/13.

This THP is 4 miles east of Big Lagoon and Highway 101 near Redwood National Park at an elevation of 1,080 - 2,200 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in second growth redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir, hemlock and red alder in the upper reaches of Maple Creek drainage and Pitcher Creek.  Maple Creek is an important Coho, Chinook, steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout fishery, and flows into Big Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean.  Unit B contains steep streamside slopes, and an unstable area which is a shallow rapid landslide feature.  There are 4 road drainage work sites including culvert repair, replacement and removal, and road bed stabilization.  Units B and C are oversized, and Running Pine was found in Unit B. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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