Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Humboldt Redwood Company to log inside large tree marbled murrelet stands near Scotia.


PANORAMIC Photo of giant redwood in Bull Creek By Steve Tignor.
THP 1-15-103 HUM (Thunder Mug THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 291 acres; 54% group selection, 19% variable retention, 19% no-harvest, 7% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Jordan Creek (HUM: T1N R1E Sec.35; HUM: T1S R1E Sec.2, 3).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, steep slopes over 65%, impaired 303.d watershed, logging inside large tree marbled murrelet stands, coho watershed, herbicides, 7 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, trees up to 36" dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 11/10/15. VIEW

This THP is 5 miles SW of Scotia, CA and a few miles south of Highway 101 at an elevation of 560 to 2,600 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for temperature and sediment. There are 3 landslide terrain sites including a debris slide, inner gorge slope and swale in unit 1, 3 debris slides in unit 2, 11 landslide terrain sites in unit 4 including debris slides and fill slope failures, and 11 landslide terrain sites in unit 5 including disrupted ground, debris slides, debris flows and steep stream side slopes.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on slopes designated for cable logging, and log inside marbled murrelet stands within unit 2 (464D) and 470D. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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