|PANORAMIO Photo By John Quinlan|
This THP is about 5 miles east of Eureka, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 70 feet to 640 feet. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor based logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests. The THP area flows into Freshwater Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and siltation. There are 6 road failure and landslide terrain sites including fill slope failures, cut bank failures, debris slides, and block slide failures. 19 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. In 2016, a peregrine falcon nest tree was found 250 feet to 275 feet east of the THP area on a ridge between Cloney Gulch and McCready Gulch. There are 6 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.