Thursday, November 7, 2013

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut just south of Redwood National Park.

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THP 1-13-099 HUM (CR 2023 14 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 48 acres; 90% clearcut, 8% no-harvest, 1% selection logging.  Headwaters Little River (HUM: T7N R2E Sec.2, 3; T8N R2E Sec.34, 35).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 40%, oversized unit, herbicides, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within 1.3mi, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/27/13.

This THP is about 11 miles SE of Trinidad, CA and about 6 miles north of the Coast Range summit at Highway 299.  The THP area is south of Redwood National Park, and drains the Headwaters of the Little River which contains steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher and shovel logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests at an elevation of 2000 to 2230 feet.  Unit A is oversized. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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