Friday, January 20, 2017

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log trees up to 60” dbh east of Redwood National Park.

PANORAMIC Photo By Aaron17
THP 1-16-135 HUM (The Ridge THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 217 acres; 83% clearcut, 7% roadside, 6% no-harvest, 4% selection logging.  Upper Roach Creek, Lower Tully Creek, Upper Tully Creek (HUM: T9N R3E Sec.4, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18; T10N R3E Sec.33).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, 11 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, oversized units, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, trees up to 60" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/03/17. VIEW

This THP is about 15 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 4 miles east of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 1,800 to 2,800 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir forests.  The THP Area Flows into the Lower Klamath River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  There is a deep seated landslide terrain site located in the NE corner of unit D, 5 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites related to road fill failures adjacent to the northern boundary of unit D, and a shallow rapid landslide terrain site that originated along the outboard fill of a legacy skid road in unit F.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, and use ground based equipment on 2 existing skid roads in areas designated for cable logging in unit C.  Eleven road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Golden eagles have been spotted within .5 miles of the THP area.  There are seven spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area, including spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units A and C.

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