Saturday, June 30, 2018

Humboldt Redwood Company planning a pair of THPs to log inside large tree marbled murrelet stands near Redcrest, CA and Humboldt Redwoods State Park.


THP 1-18-011 HUM (Threadbear THP) is just west of Redcrest, CA and will log inside large tree marbled murrelet stands 373C and 583D, and THP 1-18-061 HUM (Redcrest THP) is just south of Redcrest, CA and will log inside large tree marbled murrelet stands 89D, 416D and 419D. VIEW

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THP 1-18-061 HUM (Redcrest THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 352 acres; 69% group selection, 22% no-harvest, 9% selection, misc roadside logging. Chadd Creek (HUM: T1S R2E Sec.9, 10, 15, 16).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, 17 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, logging inside large tree marbled murrelet stands, Humboldt Redwood State Park, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, bald eagle, osprey, trees up to 48” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 07/25/18. VIEW

This THP is just south of the town of Redcrest, CA and Highway 101 and north of Humboldt Redwoods State Park (the southern boundary of unit 2, and the southern and eastern boundaries of unit 1 are adjacent) at an elevation of 600 to 1,700 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.  Logging is proposed inside large tree marbled murrelet stands 89D, 416D and 419D.  The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 47 landslide terrain sites including multiple debris slides, debris flows, earth flows, disrupted ground, debris side slopes and inner gorge slopes mostly related to watercourses.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging inside unit 1, and use a skid trail across an unstable area.  17 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. There is a bald eagle nest within .5 miles of unit 1, five osprey nests within 1.3 miles of the THP area, and five spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

THP 1-18-011 HUM (Threadbear THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 314.5 acres; 53% variable retention, 41% group selection, 5% no-harvest, 1% selection logging. Bear Creek (HUM: T1S R2E Sec.5, 6, 7, 8, 17).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, logging inside large tree stands 373C and 583D, coho watershed, northern spotted owl, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/09/18. VIEW

This THP is about a mile west of Redcrest, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 560 to 2,600 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in Redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 13 landslide terrain sites (mostly debris slides) in the THP area.  Logging is proposed inside large tree marbled murrelet stands 373C and 583D. There are 5 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.


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