Thursday, May 12, 2016

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 70” dbh south of Scotia, CA.


PANORAMIC Photo By Steve Tignor
THP 1-16-032 HUM (Power Bear THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 649 acres; 54% variable retention, 23% no-harvest, 12% selection, 9% rehab, 2% group selection, misc roadside logging. Happy Valley, Beer Bottle (HUM: T1S R1E Sec.9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 28, 29; T1S R1W Sec.13, 24).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, 43 road drainage work sites, landslide terrain, road failure sites, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, sharp shinned hawk, trees up to 70" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/26/16. VIEW

This THP is about 7.5 mi south of Scotia, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 1,200 to 3,600 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  Within the THP area are 60 landslide terrain sites including; debris flows, debris slides, rock falls, earth flows, disrupted ground and steep inner gorges.  There are 4 road failure sites including a road bed destroyed by a large earth flow, and 3 cut bank and fill failures.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and construct 3 segments of logging roads across unstable areas along the D86, F88.65 and F Roads.  43 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  A sharp shinned hawk nest is located in unit 3, and there is potential habitat for fisher, marten, marbled murrelet, and golden eagle.  There are 12 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 mi of the THP area.

2 comments:

  1. What an irresponsible plan! Is there no thought for the future of our environment?!

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  2. What the fuck? Seriously, this is bullshit! Tree sit anyone? I am furious! Who will speak for the trees? For the forest? When will we stop destroying our planet? Enough is enough!

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