Sunday, March 9, 2014

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut adjacent to Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-14-019 HUM (BL 1000 14 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 102.8 acres; 58% clearcut, 23% selection, 13% visual retention, 5% no-havest, 1% roadside logging.  Bridge Creek, Pitcher Creek (HUM: T9N R1E Sec.22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 36; T9N R2E Sec.31).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, herbicides, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, unit C adjacent to redwood national park, 5 spotted owls within 1.3mi, southern torrent salamanders adjacent to unit A, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/13/14. VIEW

This THP is about 8.25 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101, and adjacent to Redwood National Park.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut shovel, feller buncher and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and Grand fir forests at an elevation of 600 to 2,100 feet.  Unit C is adjacent to Redwood National Park and there is a 200 foot special treatment area to help hide the effects of clearcutting along the park boundary.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use ground based equipment in an area designated for cable logging within unit A. They also are planning to construct 2,500 feet of new temporary road, and to construct 3,000 feet of new seasonal road.  Southern torrent salamanders were reported adjacent to unit A, and coastal tailed frogs may be present in class II watersheds within units A & B. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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