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.

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