Friday, February 14, 2014

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut SW of Redwood National Park


PANORAMIO Photo By nthawoodz
THP 1-14-010 HUM (BL2660 14 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 108 acres; 67% clearcut, 27% selection, 6% no-harvest logging.  Maple Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec.1, 2, 11, 12).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, 7 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within 1.3mi, marbled murrelet stand within 330 ft of unit A, trees up to 48” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/13/14. VIEW

This THP is about 5 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and within a few miles of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 600 to 1,450 feet.  The THP area drains into the Maple Creek watershed which has been heavily clearcut by Green Diamond Resource Company in the past, and contains coastal cutthroat trout, steelhead, coho and chinook salmon.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, hemlock and grand fir forests.  The THP area contains oversized units and steep streamside slopes in units B and D.  Seven road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and maintenance.  There is a marbled murrelet stand within 300 feet of unit A, and .25 miles from a haul road. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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