Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut near the Klamath River.

PANORAMIO Photo By bullnfrog
THP 1-14-026 HUM (599 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 172 acres; 73% clearcut, 17% selection, 8% no-harvest, 2% roadside logging.  Ah Pah Creek (HUM: T12N R2E Sec.16, 17, 20, 21). Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain in unit B, road failure sites, 9 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 4 spotted owls within 1.3mi, red tree vole sighting in unit B, 4 bald eagle nests within 1.5 mi, trees over 30" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/01/14.  VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles south of the town of Klamath, CA between Redwood National Park and the Klamath River.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, bishop pine and hemlock forests at an elevation of 400 to 1,500 feet.  The THP area flows eastward into the Klamath River which is listed as impaired for nutrients, temperature and dissolved oxygen.  There is shallow rapid landslide terrain in unit B, and several misc cut bank and road related fill failures near crossings.  8 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  Over 9,367 feet of new and seasonal road construction is planned.  Bald eagle nests were reported to be .27 mi east of unit E, .42 mi east of unit C, within 1 mi of unit E, and within 1.5 miles of unit E.  There are also spotted owls within .25 mi of unit B, and .5 mi of units E and F. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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