Thursday, January 29, 2015

Green Diamond Resource Company to log near Patrick’s Point State Park.

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THP 1-15-003 HUM (BL Combo 3600 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 201 acres; 63% commercial thin, 29% clearcut, 5% no-harvest, 2% selection, 1% special logging.  McDonald Creek (HUM: T9N R1W Sec.24, 25, 26, 35, 36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, steep roads, 2 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, patrick’s point state park, coho watershed, 2 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 2 osprey nests within .25 mi, Sonoma tree vole in unit A, northern red legged frog in unit C, running pine, trees up to 50" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/19/15. VIEW

This THP is 4 miles north of Trinidad, CA and across from Highway 101 and Patrick’s Point State Park at an elevation of 300 to 550 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, redwood, grand fir and Sitka spruce forests.  There is an acre of special treatment zone where no harvesting will occur within unit D to hide the effects of logging adjacent to highway 101.  4,900 feet of temporary road, 1,700 feet of road re-construction and 1,900 feet of seasonal road is proposed.  Two segments of steep road over 20% grade are proposed for re-construction within unit D.  There are 2 osprey nests including an historic osprey nest within .25 mi of unit E, and an osprey nest within .25 mi of the BL 3200 road.  A bald eagle nesting territory is located 2.05 miles north of the THP area, and there is marbled murrelet habitat within 1.7 mi of the THP area.  Running pine was found at the junction of the BL 3700 and BL 3750 roads in unit E. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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