Saturday, January 11, 2014

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

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THP 1-13-131 HUM (CR2760/CR2021 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 88 acres; 79% clearcut, 19% selection, 1% no-harvest logging.  Headwaters Little River (HUM: T8N R2E Sec.19, 20, 27, 28).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, herbicides, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within 1.3mi, trees over 30" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/02/14. VIEW
This THP is about 9 miles east of Trinidad, CA and a few miles south of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 290 to 3,380 feet elevation.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, shovel and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir and western hemlock forests.  The THP area is at the Headwaters of the Little River which flows into the Little River, an important steelhead, coastal cutthroat trout, chinook and coho salmon fishery. Green Diamond Resource Company owns over 94% of the Headwaters of the Little River watershed which has been heavily clearcut in the past. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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