Saturday, October 12, 2013

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut NE of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101.


PANORAMIO Photo By nthawoodz
THP 1-13-085 HUM (BL 2200 15 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 107 acres; 81% clearcut, 14% selection, 5% no-harvest, misc roadside logging.  Maple Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec.4, 8; T8N R1W Sec.1; T9N R1E Sec.31, 32, 33).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, herbicides, coho watershed, 6 spotted owls within .3mi, osprey within .25 mi of units A, D, trees up to 40" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/05/13.

This THP is about 4 miles NE of the town of Trinidad and Highway 101 in Humboldt County.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a feller buncher, cable and shovel logging operation in second growth redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, hemlock, grand fir and Bishop pine at an elevation of 460 to 1,100 feet.  The THP area is in the Maple Creek drainage which has been heavily clearcut by Green Diamond Resource Company in the past, and flows into Big Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean.  Over 7,200 feet of new temporary roads, and 800 feet of new seasonal roads are planned for construction.  Osprey nests were reported to be within .25 mi of units A and D. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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