Thursday, June 25, 2015

Green Diamond Resource Company to log near the Lower Klamath River.


PANORAMIO Photo By corrib5398
THP 1-15-052 HUM (CL1040 A600 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 159.5 acres; 37% clearcut, 27% commercial thin, 15% shelterwood, 12% no-harvest, 7% selection, 3% roadside logging.  Surpur Creek (HUM: T11N R2E Sec.2, 3; T12N R2E Sec.34, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 7 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 7 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 2 bald eagle nests within .5 mi, 4 osprey nests within .25 mi, southern torrent salamander and tailed frog sightings nearby, scattered large trees.   Estimated public comment deadline: 07/05/15. VIEW

This THP is 9 miles NE of Orick, CA and east of Redwood National Park along the lower Klamath River at an elevation of 420 to 1,280 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, and Western hemlock forests.  There is 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site along the western boundary of unit C, and 3 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in Unit F located near a class III watercourse, near the lower boundary of unit F, and along the SW corner of unit F by Little Surpur Creek. 7 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and repair/replacement of culverts.  Two bald eagle nests are located .16 mi north of unit B, and .5 miles from unit C and haul roads A600 and CL1040.  There are 4 osprey nests including 2 nests within .25 mi of unit B, and 2 nests within .25 mi of haul roads A600 and CL1040.  Southern Torrent Salamanders and Tailed Frogs were reported to be in Surpur Creek, and Little Surpur Creek.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 mi of units C, E and F, and within .5 mi of units A, B and D. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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