Monday, October 2, 2017

Green Diamond Resource Company planning a pair of clearcut THPs SE of Trinidad, CA.

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THP 1-17-089 HUM (CR2700 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 159.5 acres; 82% clearcut, 16% selection, 2% no-harvest logging.  Headwaters Little River (HUM: T7N R2E Sec.2, 3; T8N R2E Sec.21, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, landslide terrain, wet area, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, Pacific fisher, sharp shinned hawk, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 10/05/17. VIEW

This THP is about 10 miles SE of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 1,040 to 2,200 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, redwood and western hemlock forests.  There are 6 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites along the lower portion of unit B, and a wet area in unit B.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use an existing skid trail within a class II (mid sized) watercourse area inside unit F.  A Pacific fisher was reported inside unit C in 2007, and inside unit D in 2013, and a sharp shinned hawk was reported 2.1 miles NW of unit A.  There are 6 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area, including a spotted owl nesting territory within .5 miles of unit C.  This THP is just west of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed THP 1-17-091 HUM (KK 800 THP).

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