Sunday, July 24, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to log in fisher habitat near Trinidad, CA.


Click on photo for FULL SIZE version
THP 1-16-068 HUM (Lower South Fork Thin THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 234 acres, 74% commercial thin, 21% clearcut, 4% selection, 1% no-harvest logging.  Lower South Fork (HUM: T7N R1E Sec.1, 13; T7N R2E Sec.3, 4, 5, 6, 18, 19; T8N R1E Sec.36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 16 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, peregrine falcon, pacific fisher, trees up to 46" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 08/07/16. VIEW

This THP is about 9 miles SE of Trinidad, CA and about 7 miles NE of McKinleyville, CA at an elevation of 300 to 2,000 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.  There are 2 landslide terrain features in unit D, including a landslide along the NE portion of the unit, and a small slide near a class II (mid sized) watercourse.  16 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and restoration of washed out crossings.  A Pacific fisher has been spotted in units A and E, and there is an historic peregrine falcon eyrie (Hoover Rock) within 550 feet of unit D and within .25 miles of the CR2230 and CR2240 haul roads.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 miles of unit D, and within .5 miles of units C and E.

No comments:

Post a Comment