Friday, February 10, 2017

Green Diamond Resource Company to Rehab log north of the Highway 299 Coast Range Summit.

PANORAMIC Photo By t for texas
THP 1-17-003 HUM (Dolly Varden THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 171 acres; 78% rehab, 16% no-harvest, 5% clearcut, 1% selection, misc roadside logging.  Toss-up Creek, Roaring Gulch (HUM: T7N R2E Sec.13; T7N R3E Sec.7, 8, 18, 19).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 8 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees over 60" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/20/17. VIEW

This THP is about 10 miles NE of Arcata, CA and about 3 miles north of the Highway 299 coast range summit at an elevation of 1,120 to 3,400 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly rehab (similar to clearcut logging - used to re-set a stand) tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into Redwood Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  Unit D has trees over 60" dbh, and there is a small shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit B.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct and use roads and landings during the winter period.  Eight road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/ replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There are 7 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area, including spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit B, and .5 miles of unit A.

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