|PANORAMIC Photo By Greg Nyquist|
This THP is about 9 miles NE of Arcata, CA near the Highway 299 coast range summit at an elevation of 880 to 2,300 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes (units F and G) in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir and western hemlock forests. The THP area flows into the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature and turbidity. 214.5 acres of selection logging and thinning is planned adjacent to Highway 299 to hide the visual effects of clear cutting. A Cooper's hawk was reported .4 mi north of unit A, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units G and K.