Saturday, May 21, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut trees up to 72” dbh near the CA/OR border.

PANORAMIC Photo By Heather Myers
THP 1-16-038 DEL (WI 1600/1700 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 198 acres; 60% clearcut, 23% selection, 13% commercial thin, 4% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  S. Fork Winchuck River (HUM: T18N R1E Sec.6; T18N R1W Sec.1; T19N R1E Sec.31).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, 11 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, tailed frog, trees up to 72" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 06/01/16. VIEW

This THP is about 15 miles NE of Crescent City, CA and within a mile of the CA/OR border at an elevation of 560 to 1,600 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, redwood and western hemlock forests.  There are 3 landslide terrain sites in units B, E and F, and trees up to 60" dbh in unit B, and trees up to 72" dbh in units E & G.  11 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Tailed frogs were reported adjacent to units A, E and G.  There are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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