Monday, January 22, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company planning a pair of clearcut THPs west of the Klamath River.

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THP 1-17-144 HUM (Outer Hancorne THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 277.5 acres; 73% clearcut, 25% selection, 1% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging. Lower Roach Creek (HUM: T10N R2E Sec.1, 12; T10N R3E Sec.6, 7, 8; T11N R2E Sec.36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, bald eagle,  golden eagle, osprey, foothill yellow legged frog, trees up to 50” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/04/18. VIEW

This THP is about 9 miles SE of Orick, CA, and about 9 miles NW of Weitchpec, CA near the Klamath River at an elevation of 400 to 2,280 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.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients, and there are numerous shallow rapid landslide terrain sites throughout the THP area.  Eight road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, and culvert repair/replacement.  An osprey nest is located within .5 miles of THP units, and a bald eagle nest is located .4 miles NE of unit F and within .25 miles of seasonal haul roads.  Golden eagles have been spotted 1.3 miles SW of unit H, and foothill yellow legged frogs have been spotted at the Klamath River 1 mile from the THP area.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit F, and within .5 miles of units B and E.  This THP is just SE of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed TT220 THP 1-17-147 HUM.

THP 1-17-147 HUM (TT220 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 140.5 acres; 76% clearcut, 15% no-harvest, 5% selection, 3% roadside logging. Lower Tectah Creek (HUM: T11N R2E Sec.22, 23, 24, 26, 28).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, 9 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, bald eagle, marten, southern torrent salamander, tailed frog, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/07/18. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles NE of Orick, CA, and about 12 miles NW of Weitchpec, CA near Redwood National Park at an elevation of 400 to 2,000 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, redwood, western cedar and western hemlock forests.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  There is a deep seated landslide terrain site in unit A, and shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit E.  Nine road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Marbled murrelet habitat is located on Redwood National Park lands within .25 miles of the TT100 Road and along Bald Hills Road, and bald eagles have been spotted at the Klamath River over a mile east of the THP area.  A marten was reported within 1.25 miles of units A, B and C, tailed frogs are known to occur within .5 miles of units E and C, and southern torrent salamanders are known to occur within 500 feet of units A and C. There are spotted owl nesting territories within within .5 miles of unit A.  This THP is just NW of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed Outer Hancorne THP 1-17-144 HUM.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 60” dbh SW of Scotia, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By Steve Tignor
THP 1-17-142 HUM (Chase Ranch THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 97.1 acres; 43% variable retention, 34% selection, 23% no-harvest, misc roadside logging.  Beer Bottle (HUM: T1N R1W Sec.36; T1S R1W Sec.1, 2).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 19 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/03/18. VIEW

This THP is about 4 miles SW of Scotia, CA and about 10 miles NW of Redcrest, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 800 to 1,660 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and grand fir forests. The THP area flows into the Bear River and Pacific Ocean and is listed as an impaired watershed for temperature. There are 12 landslide terrain sites (debris slides and debris slide slopes) in the THP area. 19 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Five spotted owl nesting territories are located within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company planning a pair of clearcut THPs east of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-17-137 HUM (Big Prairie THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 124.5 acres; 89% clearcut, 6% no-harvest, 5% selection logging. Middle Roach Creek, Moreck Creek, Miners Creek, Lower Tully Creek (HUM: T10N R3E Sec.22, 26, 27, 28).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, oversized units, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marten, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/01/18. VIEW

This THP is about 18 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 6 miles NW of Weitchpec, CA near the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir and western hemlock forests at an elevation of 1,830 to 3,330 feet.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  A marten was detected about 1.1 miles east of the THP area, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of unit E.  This THP is just north of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed Tully Creek East THP 1-17-143 HUM.

THP 1-17-143 HUM (Tully Creek East THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 212 acres; 83% clearcut, 8% no-harvest, 7% selection, 2% roadside logging. Lower Tully Creek, Upper Tully Creek (HUM: T9N R3E Sec.2, 3, 10, 11; T10N R3E Sec.35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, steep roads, landslide terrain, 27 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, oversized units, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, trees up to 48” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/04/18. VIEW

This THP is about 16 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 4 miles NW of Weitchpec, CA near the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 2,200 to 3,000 feet.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  There are shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in units D, E, and G, shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in between units A, B, F, G, and deep seated landslide terrain sites in unit D.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to re-construct a short segment of road with steep slopes exceeding 20% grade in unit G, and re-construct a segment of road with steep side slopes exceeding 65% in unit C.  They also are planning to re-construct a short segment of temporary road inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse in unit D, and re-construct a short segment of seasonal road inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse in unit C. There are 2 sections of haul roads proposed for re-construction in areas of unstable soils, and 27 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. Golden eagles have been spotted 1.5 miles west of the THP area, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units E, F and G, and within .5 miles of units A, B and D.  This THP is just south of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed Big Prairie THP 1-17-137 HUM.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log SE of Orick, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By wesuk79
THP 1-17-136 HUM (Roach/Johnson THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 348 acres; 57% clearcut, 18% selection, 13% no-harvest, 10% commercial thin, 2% roadside logging.  Upper Roach Creek (HUM: T9N R2E Sec.2, 3; T10N R2E Sec.33, 34, 35, 36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 33 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, southern torrent salamander, tailed frog, trees up to 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/22/18. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Orick, CA and about 12 miles NE of Trinidad, CA near the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 1,000 to 2,200 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients. There are unstable areas in units C, D, E, G, H, J, I including; multiple road related fill failures and cut bank failures throughout the THP area, 6 small to medium sized deep seated landslide terrain sites in unit D, and 3 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit D. Green Diamond Resource Company is proposing to re-construct an existing road that crosses an unstable area in units C and D, and re-construct a segment of road on steep slopes over 65% grade between units C and D.  33 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Golden eagles were spotted within .5 miles of the THP area, and tailed frogs have been spotted within 300 feet of unit F.  Southern torrent salamanders were reported to be inside unit E, and within 400 feet of units B, H and J.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Roseburg Resources Company to clearcut log NW of Burney, CA.


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THP 2-17-080 SHA (Amp THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 749 acres; 96% clearcut, 4% selection logging. Deep Creek, Little Roaring Creek, Bush Bar (MD: T36N R1E Sec.17, 18, 19, 20, 30; T36N R1W Sec.13, 23, 24, 25, 36).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, 64 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, osprey, bald eagle, northern goshawk, English peak greenbriar, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/27/18. VIEW

This THP is about 12 miles NW of Burney, CA and about 7 miles north of Montgomery Creek, CA and Highway 299 at an elevation of 2,800 to 3,600 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a tractor based clearcut logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, incense cedar, sugar pine and ponderosa pine forests.  The use of an existing haul road across an unstable area is proposed outside of the THP area, and the use and construction of roads, landings and crossings are proposed during the winter period.  64 road drainage sites are planned for use including rocking, dip construction, rocking, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/restoration.  In 2015, a northern goshawk was discovered less than .25 miles from unit 3002, and osprey and bald eagle are seen frequently along the Pit River.  English peak greenbriar was found within units 1904, 3001, 2502, 2504, 2506, 1902, 2001, 1801 and 1303.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company to log adjacent to Harry Merlo State Park


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THP 1-17-135 HUM (BL1110 Thin THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 168.4 acres; 73% commercial thin, 27% no-harvest logging. McDonald Creek, Pitcher Creek (HUM: T9N R1E Sec.17, 18, 20).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, Harry Merlo State Park, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, bald eagle, tailed frog, trees up to 26” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/21/18. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about a mile east of Highway 101 by Harry Merlo State Park (unit A is adjacent) an elevation of 50 to 350 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Sitka spruce and Douglas fir forests.  There are 5 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including 2 shallow rapid landslides, and 3 deep seated landslide terrain sites.  An osprey nest is located within .25 miles of unit A and the LP Mill Road, and bald eagle nests are located within .25 miles of unit A, within .5 miles of the LP Mill Road, and within .25 miles of several haul roads. Tailed frogs have been spotted adjacent to unit A, and marbled murrelet habitat exists on Harry Merlo State Park lands within 300 feet of unit A, within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road, and near several haul roads.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log east of Redwood National Park.


PANORAMIO Photo By Greg Nyquist
THP 1-17-134 HUM (Ogletree THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 117.9 acres; 84% clearcut, 15% selection, 1% no-harvest logging. Upper Roach Creek (HUM: T9N R2E Sec.11, 12, 13, 14).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, landslide terrain, 16 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/21/18. VIEW

This THP is about 12 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101, and just east of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 1,400 to 2,400 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, shovel and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  There is a cut bank failure on a road near unit C, and a fill slope failure at road point 13. 16 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Golden eagles have been reported within .5 miles of the THP Area, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units B, D, and E, and within .5 miles of units A and C.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mendocino Redwood Company to log trees up to 140 years old by Navarro Redwoods State Park.


PANORAMIO Photo By Robert Syms
THP 1-17-133 MEN (Lower Navarro THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 380 acres; 82% group selection, 18% selection logging. Mouth of Navarro River, Cuffeys Point (MD: T15N R17W Sec.2, 10, 11, 12, 13).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 51 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, 4 sensitive plant species, bishop pine forest, trees up to 140 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/20/18. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Mendocino, CA and about 3 miles north of Elk, CA by the Navarro Redwoods State Park at an elevation of 40 to 880 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir and western hemlock forests. The THP area flows into the Navarro River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 5 landslide terrain sites (rockslides) in the THP area, and 115 feet of road with bank erosion is proposed for re-construction adjacent to the Navarro River.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and use ground based equipment in unstable areas.  51 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There are osprey nests located adjacent to the Navarro River, and at the upper end of Marsh Gulch, and marbled murrelet habitat within the THP Area.  Coast lily was found along existing roads, Bolander’s reed grass was found on landings and open skid trails, leafy stemmed miterwort was reported along a road in the northern boundary of the plan area, and Long bearer lichen was found along roads.  There is a bishop pine forest community that will be retained in the THP area.  Three spotted owl nesting territories are located within .7 miles of the THP area.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log east of Lassen National Park.


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THP 2-17-079 LAS (Long Halls THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 393 acres; 100% clearcut logging. Lower Butte Creek (MD: T33N R7E Sec.5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 40%, herbicides, greater sandhill crane, Susanville milk vetch, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/26/18. VIEW

This THP is about 23 miles SE of Burney, CA and about 10 miles NE of Old Station, CA at an elevation of 5,620 to 6,120 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in white fir, ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, and incense cedar forests.  Temporary “jump roads” are proposed for construction under 500 feet in length without pre-designation to connect haul roads with landings, and winter operations are proposed for roads, landings and crossings.  In 2000, a pair of greater sandhill cranes were reported near Halls Flat 2 miles west of the THP Area.  Susanville milk vetch was found inside units 6, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes SE of Eureka, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By Greg Nyquist
THP 1-17-132 HUM (Golden Graham THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 225.1 acres; 82% group selection, 10% no-harvest, 9% selection, misc roadside logging. Cloney Gulch, Upper Freshwater Creek (HUM: T4N R1E Sec.1, 2, 12; T4N R2E Sec.6).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, steep slopes up to 65%, 30 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 46” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/19/18. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Eureka, CA and about .5 miles SW of Kneeland, CA at an elevation of 280 to 1,720 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests. There are 20 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including multiple earth flows, debris slides, disrupted ground, rock slides, fill slope and cut bank failures.  The THP area flows into Freshwater Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and siltation. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and use ground based equipment in unstable areas.  There are 6 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company to log SE of the town of Smith River, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By Gregg Phipps
THP 1-17-131 DEL (Little Mor THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 162 acres; 40% commercial thin, 38% clearcut, 16% selection, 6% no-harvest, misc roadside logging. Little Mill Creek, Savoy Creek (HUM: T18N R1E Sec.31; T18N R1W Sec.25, 36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, 7 road drainage work sites, steep slopes up to 70%, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, bald eagle, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/15/18. VIEW

This THP is about a mile SE of the town of Smith River, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 300 to 1,400 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests. Shallow rapid landslides exist in units A, B, C and D, and there are 7 road drainage sites planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. An historic (1974) bald eagle nest was reported .5 miles from unit A.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log adjacent to McKinleyville, CA


PANORAMIO Photo By RedwoodTransect
THP 1-17-130 HUM (Murray Road THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 99 acres; 76% clearcut, 24% selection, 1% roadside logging. Norton Creek, Mill Creek, Mather Creek (HUM: T6N R1E Sec.4; T7N R1E Sec.28, 33, 34).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 85%, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, cooper’s hawk, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/15/18. VIEW

This THP is a mile east of McKinleyville, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 200 to 800 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and grand fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Mad River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, turbidity and temperature.  In 2012, a Cooper’s hawk was reported 2.1 miles north of unit A, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units A and B.