Friday, August 26, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log near Patrick’s Point State Park.

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THP 1-16-085 HUM (BL 3900 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 89.1 acres; 75% clearcut, 25% selection logging. McDonald Creek (HUM: T8N R1W Sec.11, 12; T9N R1W Sec.35, 36). Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, running pine, trees up to 40" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/20/16. VIEW

This THP is about 3 miles north of Trinidad, CA and within a mile of Patrick’s Point State Park and Highway 101 at an elevation of 400 to 800 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and Bishop pine forests.  Potential marbled murrelet habitat exists on Harry Merlo State Recreation Area land within .25 mi of the LP Mill haul road.  An osprey nest is located within .25 miles of the LP Mill haul road, and 4 osprey nests are located within .5 miles of unit B and a seasonal road.  Running pine was found adjacent to a class II (mid sized) watercourse inside unit A.  There is a spotted owl nesting territory within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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