Thursday, February 2, 2017

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log north of Klamath, CA.

PANORAMIC Photo By blacksilverfan12
THP 1-16-143-DEL (Wilson Ridge THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 91 acres; 84% clearcut, 9% selection, 7% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging. North of Teds Ridge (HUM: T14N R1E Sec.3, 4, 9, 10; T15N R1E Sec.33).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, wet area, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/17/17. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles north of Klamath, CA and about 9 miles SE of Crescent City, CA at an elevation of 1,000 to 1,600 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests.  There are 3 unstable areas in the THP including a shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit B, and 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit C.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period.  An historic osprey nest is located within .25 miles of the W10 Road, and marbled murrelet habitat is located within .25 miles of the W10 Road and H200 Road.  There is a wet area in unit A.  Five spotted owl nesting territories are located 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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