Sunday, May 22, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut trees up to 68” dbh east of Redwood National Park.

PANORAMIC Photo By Tall Redwood
THP 1-16-039 HUM (R-120 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 193.5 acres; 81% clearcut, 10% selection, 7% no-harvest, 2% roadside logging.  Upper Roach Creek (HUM: T9N R2E Sec.1, 2; T9N R3E Sec.6; T10N R2E Sec.36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, 8 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, wet areas, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, trees up to 68" dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 06/06/16. VIEW

This THP is about 13 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 10 miles west of Weitchpec, CA near the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and redwood forests.  The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  There is a steep headwall swale and a shallow rapid landslide terrain site in the eastern portion of unit D.  8 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Golden eagles have been sighted within .5 mi of the THP area.  There are trees up to 68" dbh in unit D, and spotted owl nesting territories within .25 mi of unit D, and within .5 mi of units E and F.

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