|PANORAMIC Photo By Rob Gendreau|
This THP is about 10 miles SE of Scotia, CA and about 1.2 miles west of Swains Flat, CA near Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor based logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests at an elevation of 1,030 to 1,800 feet. The THP area drains into the Van Duzen River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, sedimentation and temperature. There are active inner gorges, debris slides, cut bank, and fill slope failures mostly related to class II (mid sized) and class III (intermittent) watercourses throughout the THP area. 12 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. Large tree marbled murrelet stands D377 and D581 are proposed for harvest (tree size not listed in the THP). There are 6 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.