Sunday, December 11, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to log east of Redwood National Park.

PANORAMIC Photo By Kethaneni
THP 1-16-116 HUM (TT100 #2 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 341 acres; 62% commercial thin, 22% clearcut, 12% no-harvest, 4% selection logging.  Upper Tectah Creek (HUM: T10N R2E Sec.3, 4, 9; T11N R2E Sec.33, 34).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, steep roads, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, 3 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, Del Norte salamander, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/25/16. VIEW

This THP is about 16 miles south of the town of Klamath, CA and about 5 miles east of Orick, CA near the eastern edge of Redwood National Park.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 1,140 to 1,960 feet.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  There are 7 unstable areas in the THP area including; 2 in unit D, 2 in unit C, and 3 in unit A.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct a steep road in unit E to access a bench area across 50% to 70% side slopes.  Three road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Marbled murrelet habitat exists on Redwood National Park within .25 mile of the TT-100 haul road, and Del Norte salamanders have been reported in unit D.

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