Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company planning a pair of clearcut THPs east of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-18-091 HUM (Elk Camp THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 95 acres; 81% clearcut, 12% selection, 6% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Upper Tectah Creek (HUM: T10N R2E Sec.20, 28, 33). Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, Redwood National Park, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, foothill yellow legged frog, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 10/13/18. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about a dozen miles NE of Trinidad, CA by Redwood National Park (units A and C are adjacent) and the Bald Hills Road at an elevation of 1,880 to 2,600 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, redwood and western hemlock forests.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  There is potential marbled murrelet habitat within .25 miles of unit A, and an occupied marbled murrelet stand on Redwood National Park lands .7 miles west of the THP area.  Foothill yellow legged frogs were reported at Redwood Creek 1.75 miles west of unit A, and there are 3 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area. This THP is just NW of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed Bear Prairie THP 1-18-092 HUM.

THP 1-18-092 HUM (Bear Prairie THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 289 acres; 61% clearcut, 37% selection, 2% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging.  Upper Roach Creek (HUM: T9N R2E Sec.1, 2, 3; T10N R2E Sec.26, 27, 34, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 24 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, redwood national park, herbicides, coho watershed, golden eagle, southern torrent salamander, Del Norte salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees up to 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 10/19/18. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about a dozen miles NE of Trinidad, CA by Redwood National Park (unit A is adjacent) and the Bald Hills Road at an elevation of 1,000 feet to 2,400 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and redwood forests.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients, and there are 2 unstable areas in unit D, and 2 unstable areas in unit E. 24 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  In 1992, Del Norte salamanders were observed in units A and E, and golden eagles have been spotted within .5 miles of unit B. Coastal tailed frogs were reported 3,500 feet west of unit B, and southern torrent salamanders were reported 1,000 feet east of unit E.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of unit E.  This THP is just SE of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed Elk Camp THP 1-18-091 HUM.

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