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.

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