Friday, March 25, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log SE of Trinidad, CA.

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THP 1-16-022 HUM (CR 2150 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 30.9 acres; 80% clearcut, 16% selection, 4% no-harvest logging.  Bulwinkle Creek (HUM: T7N R1E Sec.11, 12).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/21/16. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles SE of Trinidad, CA and about 4 miles east of Highway 101.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, shovel and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, grand fir and western hemlock forest.  The THP area drains into the Little River which is listed as an impaired watershed. Three osprey nests are located within .25 mi of the mainline road CR2100, and there is a peregrine falcon site 1 mile SE of unit B.  Southern torrent salamanders and tailed frogs were reported near unit B.  Spotted owl nesting territories are within .25 mi of unit A, and within .5 mi of unit B.

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