Friday, December 20, 2013

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut east of Eureka, CA.

PANORAMIO Photo By Andrew Smith
THP 1-13-116 HUM (FH 820/940 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 69 acres; 88% clearcut, 7% selection, 4% no-harvest logging.  Upper Jacoby Creek, Lower Cannon Creek (HUM: T5N R2E Sec.18, 19, 20, 29).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 50%, steep roads, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 10 spotted owls within 1.3mi, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/06/14. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles east of Eureka, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 2,200 to 3,000 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher and shovel logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests. The THP area drains into Jacoby Creek which is listed as impaired for sediment, and the Mad River which is listed as impaired for sediment, temperature, and turbidity.  Over 7000 feet of new temporary road is planned for construction, and a steep road is proposed for 450 feet in Unit B between 16% to 19% grade. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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