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This THP is about 3 miles north of Trinidad, CA and a few miles south of Patrick’s Point State Park adjacent to Highway 101 at an elevation of 560 to 1,720 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and grand fir forests. Three acres of special treatment area are proposed within unit C along Highway 101 to hide the effects of clear cutting, and a temporary road is proposed in unit C along the edge of a class I (year round) watercourse. There is a great blue heron rockery 2 miles NE of the THP area, an historic osprey nests exists within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road, and marbled murrelet habitat exists on Harry Merlo State Park lands within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road. Two spotted owl nesting territories are located within 1.3 miles of the THP area.