Thursday, July 14, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to log east of Redwood National Park.


PANORAMIC Photo By Kethaneni
THP 1-16-061 HUM (TT100 Gate THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 470 acres; 54% commercial thin, 34% clearcut, 7% selection, 4% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging. Upper Tectah Creek (HUM: T10N R2E Sec.4, 5, 7, 8).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, redwood national park, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, fisher, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 07/30/16. VIEW

This THP is about 5 miles east of Orick, CA and Highway 101 along the eastern edge of Redwood National Park.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 1,200 to 2,400 feet.  The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  There is a shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit D.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Marbled murrelet habitat exists on redwood national park within 300 feet of units A and H, within .25 mile of the TT-100 road, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .75 mi of units A and G.

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