Sunday, December 16, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut around Strawberry Rock and Strawberry Rock Trail near Trinidad, CA.

Photo By Earth First Humboldt
THP 1-18-157 HUM (CR 1710 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 107.4 acres; 79% clearcut, 11% selection, 8% no-harvest, 2% roadside logging. McDonald Creek (HUM: T8N R1W Sec 11, 12, 13, 14).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, 10 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, osprey, northern red legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees up to 48” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/04/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is 1.5 miles north of Trinidad, CA and about 1/4 mile east of Highway 101 at an elevation of 400 to 800 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir and bishop pine forests.  The majority of units surround both Strawberry Rock, and the Strawberry Rock hiking trail which is a popular hiking destination with great views of the Pacific Ocean. Ten road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, and culvert repair/replacement.  There is an osprey nest within .25 miles of unit D, and in 1993, a northern red legged frog was spotted within units B and D.  Southern torrent salamanders were reported within 4,000 feet of unit D, and coastal tailed frogs were reported 1,500 feet SE of unit D.

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