Saturday, July 19, 2014

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log near the Yurok Indian Reservation.


PANORAMIO Photo By wesuk79
THP 1-14-073 HUM (Bald Hill 14 #1 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 266 acres; 72% clearcut, 23% selection, 4% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Middle Roach Creek, Upper Roach Creek, Lower Tully Creek, Upper Tully Creek (HUM: T9N R2E Sec.13, 14; T9N R3E Sec.5, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 8 spotted owls within 1.3mi, golden eagle sightings within .5 mi, trees up to 60" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 08/25/14. VIEW

This THP is about 12 miles NE of Trinidad, CA along the eastern edge of Redwood National Park near the Yurok Indian Reservation. The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as impaired for nutrients, temperature and dissolved oxygen.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in redwood and Douglas fir forests. There are steep streamside slopes with bank failures and unstable areas within units B, C and E, and misc crossing failures and fill failures, including a 750 foot section of road that has slumped down a few feet.  To hide the effects from clearcutting, there will be a special treatment area near Units F and G which are adjacent to Redwood National Park.  38 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair and replacement and road bed stabilization.  Spotted owl sites are located within .25 mi of units A, B, C and D. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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