Friday, August 3, 2018

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 60” DBH east of Carlotta, CA.


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THP 1-18-073 HUM (Yager Vista THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 255.6 acres; 61% group selection, 25% variable retention, 10% selection, 3% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Copper Mill Creek, Cummings Creek, Blanton Creek, South Fork Yager Creek (HUM: T2N R1E Sec.13; T2N R2E Sec.7, 16, 18, 21).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, 25 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 08/17/18. VIEW

This THP is about 3 miles east of Carlotta, CA and Highway 36 at an elevation of 1,200 to 2,400 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests (unit 4 has trees up to 60” dbh).  The THP area flows into the Van Duzen River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 23 landslide terrain sites including multiple debris slides, earth flows, disrupted ground, incised channels and gullies within units 1 and 4.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in unstable areas to construct roads and landings within unit 1, use ground based equipment on an existing skid trail segment within a watercourse area in unit 1, and use ground based equipment on 2 existing skid trail segments within a watercourse area in unit 3.  Twenty five road drainage sites are planned for use including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  The Allen Creek marbled murrelet stand is within .25 miles of unit A, and there are 7 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

1 comment:

  1. Who are the owners of these logging companies who without conscience methodically destroy the redwood and Sequoia forests.. The oldest living things on earth who are not just a national treasure little global treasure .. All just to pad their pockets with money ill-gotten. And who are the government officials who are signing off to allow this exploitation any rape of California's ancient forests??? Are they getting a cut of the profits and that's why they won't stop? Where is the sense of ethics required of a government official ! The shame and blame it will remain forever on the family name of those responsible for this reckless of distraction of our planet.

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