Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log east of Patrick’s Point State Park

PANORAMIO Photo By nthawoodz
THP 1-14-106 HUM (CR 1921/BL 2260 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 193 acres; 66% clearcut, 26% selection, 8% no-harvest logging.  Maple Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec.3, 4, 6, 9, 10; T8N R1W Sec.1; T9N R1E Sec.31; T9N R1W Sec.36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, 2 landslide terrain sites, road failure sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, 8 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, coastal cutthroat trout and steelhead adjacent to units D and E, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/18/14. VIEW

This THP is about 3 miles north of Trinidad, CA and a few miles east of Highway 101 and Patrick’s Point State Park at an elevation of 500 to 1,090 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir, sitka spruce, western hemlock and bishop pine forests.  The THP area drains into Maple Creek which contains coho, chinook salmon, steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout.  There are 2 landslide terrain sites within unit B, and multiple misc road failure sites including washed out crossings, cut bank and fill failures.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .5 mi of unit C, and .25 mi of units D and E. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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