|PANORAMIC Photo By Damon Tighe|
This THP is 1.5 miles south of the town of Klamath, CA and Highway 101 near Redwood National Park at an elevation of 37 to 900 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests. The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen (unit B is adjacent to the Klamath River). There are 20 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including 7 sites in unit B, 10 sites in unit C, 2 sites in unit E, and 1 site in unit F. Most of the landslide terrain sites are related to failures along roads and skid trails, and within steep watercourse areas. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use heavy equipment on an unstable area along the D-120 road to fix a failing watercourse crossing. 20 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement, sinkhole, cut bank/fill failures and restoration of washed out crossings. There are 5 marbled murrelet stands close to the THP area including 1 stand within .25 mi of unit B, 1 stand within .25 mi of units F and G, and within .25 mi of unit A on Redwood National Park property. Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 mi of units A, B, C, and within .5 mi of units D and E.