Sunday, July 3, 2016

Humboldt Redwood Company to log adjacent to the Eel River near Scotia.

PANORAMIO Photo By Winst1966
THP 1-16-057 HUM (Tree Farm THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 99.6 acres; 78% group selection, 21% no-harvest, 1% selection logging.  Jordan Creek Monument Creek (HUM: T1N R1E Sec.16,17,20,21).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 15%, 4 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, adjacent to eel river wild and scenic area, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 34" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 07/29/16. VIEW

This THP is about a half mile south of Scotia, CA and highway 101 at an elevation of 120 to 160 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor based logging operation in redwood and Sitka spruce forests adjacent to the Eel River which is designated as a wild and scenic recreation area and listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  Four road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There are 8 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 mies of the THP area.

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