Monday, January 27, 2014

Green Diamond Resource Company planning THP near Big Lagoon and Highway 101.


PANORAMIO Photo By Ken Malcomson
THP 1-14-002 HUM (BL1100 Thin THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 140 acres; 92% commercial thin, 8% no-harvest logging.  McDonald Creek, Pitcher Creek (HUM: T9N R1E Sec.8, 17, 20).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, road failure sites, 12 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 5 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 1 osprey nest within .25 mi, 2 bald eagle nests within .4 mi, marbled murrelet habitat within .25 mi of unit A, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/18/14. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles north of Trinidad, CA near Big Lagoon and Highway 101 at an elevation of 120 to 760 feet.  The THP area drains into Maple Creek which contains coastal cutthroat trout, steelhead, coho and chinook salmon.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor, feller buncher and shovel logging operation in second growth redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, and grand fir forests.  There is 1 road failure site proposed for re-construction that has dropped 4 feet at a failed class II watercourse crossing.  Twelve road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and road bed stabilization.  There are 2 bald eagle nests within .3 miles of unit A, and .44 miles of unit B, and osprey nests within .25 mi of unit C, and several haul roads. The closest spotted owl nest is located within .5 mi of unit B, and there is marbled murrelet habitat within .25 mi of unit A, and a haul road. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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