Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log east of Eureka, CA.

Snow Camp Lake PANORAMIC Photo By back mans
THP 1-17-013 HUM (Roddy THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 97 acres; 86% clearcut, 10% selection, 4% no-harvest logging.  Maple Creek, Twin Lakes Creek, Bradford Creek (HUM: T4N R4E Sec.4, 5, 6, 7, 8).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, 11 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, pacific fisher, Cooper's hawk, sharp shinned hawk, trees up to 50" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/19/17. VIEW

This THP is about 20 miles east of Eureka, CA, about 6 miles east of the community of Maple Creek near Snow Camp Lake.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher and shovel logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir and incense cedar forests.  The THP area flows into the Mad River and Redwood Creek which are listed as impaired watersheds for sediment and temperature.  11 road drainage sites are planned for use including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 1990, pacific fisher sightings were reported inside units A, B and C, in 2000, a sharp shinned hawk was spotted 1.7 miles SW of the THP area, and in 1996, a Cooper's hawk was spotted 2.1 miles south of the THP area.  There are trees up to 40" dbh in units A, B, D, E, trees up to 50" dbh in unit C, and 12+ spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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