Friday, December 20, 2013

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut near the CA/OR border.

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THP 1-13-114 DEL (593 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 133 acres; 79% clearcut, 15% selection, 5% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  S. Fork Winchuck River, Lower Rowdy Creek, Dominie Creek (HUM: T18N R1E Sec.6, 7, 8, 17, 18; T18N R1W Sec.1).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, unstable area in unit B, herbicides, coho watershed, 5 spotted owls within 1.3mi, coastal cutthroat trout adjacent to unit B, Indian pipe, ground cone, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/30/13. VIEW

This THP is about 14 miles NE of Crescent City, CA near the CA/OR border and the town of Smith River.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, redwood and western hemlock forests at an elevation of 600 to 1,880 feet.  There is 1 unstable area in unit B related to a watercourse.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use 2 skid trails in a class II watercourse, and 7 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch alignment and culvert repair/replacement.  Two populations of ground cone were reported in unit C, one population of ground cone was reported to be in unit D, and several populations of indian pipe were found in units A and D. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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