Thursday, January 2, 2014

Humboldt Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes near Humboldt Redwoods State Park.


PANORAMIO Photo By Wanderlust_biker
THP 1-13-130 HUM (Diamondback THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 388 acres; 36% group selection, 27% variable retention, 22% selection, 14% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Rattlesnake Creek (HUM: T2S R1E Sec.15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, large tree helicopter logging, adjacent to humboldt redwoods state park, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within 1.3mi, 2 golden eagles within 1.3 mi, Cooper's hawk nest within 500 ft, trees up to 60" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/31/14. VIEW

This THP is about 3 miles NE of the town of Honeydew, and the Mattole River at an elevation of 600 to 2,900 feet.  The THP area flows into the Mattole River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature, and contains coho, chinook salmon and steelhead.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor, cable and helicopter logging operation in Douglas fir and grand fir forests. The THP area contains over 60 landslide features mostly related to steep watercourses including debris slides, debris slide slopes, earth flows, inner gorges and disrupted ground.  Unit #1 is also adjacent to Humboldt Redwoods State Park.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on skid trails with slopes designated for cable logging.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and road bed stabilization.  A Cooper's hawk nest was found within 500 feet of unit 1. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

2 comments:

  1. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor, cable and helicopter logging operation in Douglas fir and grand fir forests. 21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and road bed stabilization. The THP area contains over 60 landslide features mostly related to steep watercourses including debris slides, debris slide slopes, earth flows, inner gorges and disrupted ground.

    Regards,
    Komatsu Parts

    ReplyDelete
  2. More room for growers, the enviro community should support this!

    ReplyDelete