Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log near Redwood Creek.


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THP 1-15-002 HUM (K&K Roaring Gulch THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 161.5 acres; 83% clearcut, 9% no-harvest, 6% selection, 2% roadside logging.  Roaring Gulch (HUM: T7N R2E Sec.1, 2; T8N R2E Sec.25, 26, 35, 36; T8N R3E Sec.30, 31).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, 5 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 6 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, fisher sighting in unit A, southern torrent salamanders adjacent to unit F, running pine, trees up to 30" dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 02/19/15. VIEW

This THP is about a dozen miles east of Trinidad, CA and about a dozen miles NE of Arcata, CA.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, cable and shovel logging operation in Douglas fir, redwood and western hemlock forests. The THP area flows into Redwood Creek which is impaired for sediment and temperature and contains coho, steelhead and chinook salmon.  Units A, C and D are underlain by dormant rockslides and/or earthflows, and unit F has a historic debris slide.  5 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Running pine was found along the southern boundary of unit C, and inside unit F.  There is a spotted owl nesting territory within .25 mi of unit B. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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