Friday, December 25, 2015

Green Diamond Resource Company to log north of McKinleyville, CA.

PANORAMIC Photo By Greg Nyquist
THP 1-15-124 HUM (Bulwinkle Thin THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 481.5 acres; 79% commercial thin, 18% no-harvest, 2% clearcut, 2% selection logging. Bulwinkle Creek (HUM: T7N R1E Sec.3, 4, 5, 9, 10).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 24 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, fisher sightings in units E and F, osprey nest within .25 mi of unit F, tailed frog sightings in unit F, trees up to 26" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/09/16. VIEW  

This THP is 3 miles SE of Trinidad, CA, a few miles east of Highway 101 and 4 miles north of McKinleyville, CA at an elevation of 200 to 500 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, western hemlock and Sitka spruce forests.  There are 3 unstable areas including an unstable area in unit A, and fill failures in units D and E.  24 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement, fill failure, cut bank failure, sink hole and restoration of washed out crossings.  There is a spotted owl nesting territory within .25 mi of unit F, and within .5 mi of unit G. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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