|PANORAMIO Photo By Heather Myers|
This THP is about 4 miles NE of the town of Smith River, CA and Highway 101 near the CA/OR border at an elevation of 140 to 1,080 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests. There are 13 landslide terrain sites including a shallow rapid landslide along the eastern edge of unit A, 3 shallow rapid landslides in unit E, 3 shallow rapid landslides in unit F, and 6 shallow rapid landslides in unit G. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct and re-construct steep roads over 15% grade and/or pitches exceeding 20% grade for 500 feet in units C, D and G, and construct and re-construct steep roads on slopes over 65%, and/or on slopes over 50% within 100 feet of a watercourse in units C and E. There is potential marbled murrelet habitat within .25 miles of units A, B, C, D, E and F in Oregon on Siskiyou National Forest lands, and within .25 miles of the WI-1000 road. Two spotted owl nesting territories are located within 1.3 miles of the THP area, including a spotted owl nesting territory within .5 miles of unit D.