Thursday, June 9, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to log east of Trinidad, CA.

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THP 1-16-046 HUM (KK Panther THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 161.9 acres; 57% commercial thin, 32% clearcut, 9% no-harvest, 1% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Panther Creek (HUM: T8N R2E Sec.13, 14, 23, 24, 25; T8N R3E Sec.30).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 10 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 06/25/16. VIEW

This THP is about a dozen miles east of Trinidad, CA and a few miles SE of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 500 to 1,800 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests.  The THP area flows into Redwood Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are dormant landslide terrain sites in units A, B and C.  Ten road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings and sink holes.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units A and D.

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