Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log east of Redwood National Park.


PANORAMIC Photo By Aaron17
THP 1-18-166 HUM (Roach Creek Hope THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 308 acres; 67% clearcut, 27% selection, 4% roadside, 2% no-harvest logging. Lower Tully Creek, Middle Roach Creek, Moreck Creek, Upper Roach Creek, Upper Tully Creek (HUM: T10N R3E Sec 28, 33; T9N R2E Sec 12; T9N R3E Sec 5, 6, 7, 8).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 17 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, trees up to 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/11/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 14 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 4 miles east of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 1,200 to 2,800 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.  There are 25 unstable areas in the THP area including: 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit A, 13 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites and 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in unit B, 3 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites and 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in unit C, and 5 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites and 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in unit E.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct a new seasonal road across an unstable area.  17 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Golden eagles have been spotted within .5 miles of units A, B, C, D and E, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units B and C.

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