|PANORAMIC Photo By Redwood Transect|
This THP is a mile east of McKinleyville, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 140 to 420 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Sitka spruce, western hemlock, Douglas fir and Monterey pine forests (there are scattered trees over 40" dbh in unit D). The THP area flows into the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature and turbidity. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use a skid trail crossing inside a class III (intermittent) watercourse in unit C. 19 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. There are several osprey nests approximately 2 miles south of unit H, and a spotted owl nesting territory within .5 miles of unit B.