|PANORAMIO Photo By Redwood Transect|
This THP is a mile south of the Avenue of the Giants and Highway 101 and about 4 miles SE of Scotia, CA. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests at an elevation of 150 to 2,350 feet. The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as impaired watershed for sediment and temperature. The THP area contains trees up to 55" dbh, and will allow for the logging inside large tree marbled murrelet stands 307C, 319C and 320C. There are multiple landslide terrain sites including debris slides, debris flows, earth flows, rock slides and disrupted ground. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging. 7 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings/sinkholes. There are 3 Cooper's hawk nests in unit 4, and eight spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.