Saturday, February 3, 2018

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

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THP 1-17-148 HUM (CR2220 Thin THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 180 acres; 74% clearcut, 26% no-harvest logging. Lower South Fork (HUM: T7N R1E Sec.1, 2; T8N R1E Sec.34, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 8 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, coastal tailed frog, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/07/18. VIEW

This THP is about 5 miles SE of Trinidad, CA and about 10 miles NE of Arcata, CA at an elevation of 300 to 800 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Little River which is listed as an impaired watershed for bacteria.  There are 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit A, and 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in unit B.  Eight road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, and culvert repair/replacement.  A peregrine falcon eyrie is located 1.8 miles SE of unit D, and coastal tailed frogs are known to occur within .5 miles of units A and C.

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