Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 52” dbh NE of Weott, CA and the Eel River.

PANORAMIC Photo By Wanderlust_biker
THP 1-17-068 HUM (Little Smokey THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 55.5 acres; 83% group selection, 14% selection, 4% no-harvest logging. Chadd Creek (HUM: T1S R2E Sec.13; T1S R3E Sec.18, 19).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, 5 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 52” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 08/12/17. VIEW

This THP is about 3 miles SE of Redcrest, CA and about 3 miles NE of Weott, CA near the Eel River and Highway 101 at an elevation of 1,160 to 1,850 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, redwood and grand fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/siltation, temperature and dissolved oxygen.  There is a large landslide terrain (debris slide) site along the southern portion of the THP area, and a smaller steep inner gorge along the northern portion of the THP area.  Five road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/restoration.  There are 6 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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