Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log NE of Crescent City, CA.

PANORAMIO Photo By valarienne
THP 1-18-008 DEL (Sultan Salvage THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 100 acres; 49% clearcut, 24% sanitation salvage, 20% selection, 7% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Little Mill Creek (HUM: T17N R1E Sec.18, 19).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 9 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, foothill yellow legged frog, trees up to 40” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/26/18. VIEW

This THP is about 7 miles NE of Crescent City, CA and about 2 miles east of Highway 101 at an elevation of 80 to 1,300 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 red cedar and western hemlock forests.  There are rapid landslide terrain sites in units A and B, and a dormant earth flow in unit C.  Nine road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Foothill yellow legged frogs have been spotted 2.6 miles south of the THP area at the Smith River, and potential marbled murrelet habitat is located 1.5 miles SE of unit C on Six Rivers National Forest lands.

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