Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log trees up to 60” dbh NE of McKinleyville, CA


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THP 1-18-194 HUM  (K&K 600 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 263 acres; 78% clearcut, 17% selection, 4% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging. Canyon Creek (HUM: T7N R2E Sec 8, 9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 6 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, Cooper’s hawk, ruffed grouse, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/04/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 6 miles NE of McKinleyville, CA and about 5 miles south of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 720 to 1,680 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes (3 unstable areas in units C and G) in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir and western hemlock forests.  The THP area flows into the north fork of the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature and turbidity. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use ground based shovel yarding equipment to operate on 3 segments of permanent rocked road within class I (year round), and class II (mid sized) watercourse areas. Six road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 2015, a ruffed grouse was spotted in unit B, and in 2010, a Cooper’s hawk was spotted 2.2 miles east of unit G. Coastal tailed frogs are known to occur within 1,000 feet of units D, E and F, southern torrent salamanders are known to occur within 1,000 feet of units A and G, and foothill yellow legged frogs have been reported 4,000 feet east of unit G. There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units E and F, and within .5 miles of units D and G.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log by the Klamath River.


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THP 1-18-191 DEL (McTarup THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 259.5 acres; 45% clearcut, 22% shelterwood, 17% no-harvest, 13% selection, 3% roadside logging.  McGarvey Creek, Tarup Creek (HUM: T13N R1E Sec 24, 25, 36; T13N R2E Sec 19, 20, 30, 31, 32).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes, steep roads, landslide terrain, 9 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, bald eagle, great blue heron, foothill yellow legged frog, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/31/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is a few miles SE of Klamath, CA near the Klamath River at an elevation of 40 to 1,000 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, redwood, western hemlock, Sitka spruce, Monterey pine and Port Orford cedar forests. There are 7 unstable areas in the THP area including; 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site along the western boundary of unit B, 4 shallow rapid landslide and 1 deep seated landslide terrain sites in unit E, and 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit G. The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients. Three temporary and seasonal roads are proposed for construction on steep slopes including; a temporary road exceeding 20% grade for 200 feet in unit A, a temporary spur road exceeding 20% grade for 100 feet in unit A, and a seasonal road exceeding 20% grade above the MG-10 Road in unit G. Nine road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There is potential marbled murrelet habitat within .25 miles of the SA-10 Road on Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park lands. 14 osprey nests sites are located in the THP area including; 9 nests sites within .25 miles of the MG-10 Road, 1 nest site within .25 miles of unit D and the SA-10 Road, 1 nest site within 165 feet of unit A, 1 nest site within .25 miles of unit A, 1 nest site within .25 miles of seasonal haul roads, and 1 nest site within 165 feet of unit E and within .25 miles of the MG-10 Road and MG-900 Road.  Three bald eagle nest sites are located within .5 miles of the THP area including; 1 nest within .5 miles of units B, C, D, 1 nest within .5 miles of units A, B, C, D, and 1 nest within .5 miles of roads near unit A.  A great blue heron rockery is located within .25 miles of roads leading up to unit A, and a historic (1998) great blue heron rockery is located 350 feet east of the MG-10 Road and 690 feet north of unit D. Foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur in McGarvey Creek, immediately adjacent to units D and E.

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


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THP 1-18-190 HUM (Hancorne 600 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 219.5 acres; 67% clearcut, 27% selection, 5% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging.  Middle Roach Creek, Upper Roach Creek (HUM: T10N R2E Sec 23, 24, 25 ; T10N R3E Sec 19, 30).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 85%, landslide terrain, 12 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: 01/31/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Orick, CA and about 4 miles east of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 1,200 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.  There are 23 unstable areas in the THP area including; 5 shallow rapid landslides in unit A, 8 shallow rapid landslides in unit B, 8 shallow rapid landslides and 2 deep seated landslides in unit F.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct a landing between 2 watercourse areas.  12 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 reported within .5 miles of units A, B, C, D and E, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units B, C and F, and within .5 miles of units D and E.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log south of the CA/OR Border.


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THP 1-18-187 DEL (Win Do THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 174.50 acres; 76% clearcut, 19% selection, 3% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Dominie Creek, Lower Rowdy Creek, South Fork Winchuck River, Upper Bear Creek (HUM: T18N R1E Sec 5, 6, 7, 8, 18 ; T18N R1W Sec 11, 12, 13).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 8 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, southern torrent salamander, trees over 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/31/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 2 miles NE of Smith River, CA and about 2 miles south of the CA/OR border at an elevation of 800 to 2,000 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests. There are shallow rapid landslides in units A and F.  Eight road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. Southern torrent salamanders are known to occur in unit E, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units A, B and E.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to log in nice high elevation stands south of Sierra City, CA.


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THP 2-18-189 NEV (Manoli THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 640 acres; 51% no-harvest (logging outside of units), 27% shelterwood, 13% group selection, 9% seed tree logging.  East Fork Creek, Milton Reservoir (MD: T19N R12E Sec 21).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, CA spotted owl, Lahonton cutthroat trout, Sierra starwort, Rocky Mountain chickweed, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/29/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 4 miles south of Sierra City, CA and Highway 49, and about 12 miles north of Emigrant Gap and Interstate 80 at an elevation of 6,000 to 7,300 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a shelterwood and group selection tractor and cable logging operation in nice high elevation stands of Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, white fir, Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, incense cedar, lodgepole pine and red fir forests.  The construction and use of temporary crossings, roads and landings is proposed during the winter period.  Rocky Mountain chickweed was found in unit B, Sierra starwort was reported inside units A, B, C, D, E, H and I, and Lahonton cutthroat trout were introduced into the upper reaches of Macklin Creek.  Three CA spotted owl sightings were reported within .3 miles of the nearest harvest unit in section 21.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log trees up to 60” dbh NE of Trinidad, CA.


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THP 1-18-186 HUM (M&M 2020 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 179 acres; 64% clearcut, 34% selection, 2% no-harvest, misc roadside logging logging. Maple Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec 7, 8, 9, 10, 16). Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, sharp shinned hawk, trees up to 60” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/24/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 3 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 480 to 1,400 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, grand fir and western hemlock forests.  There is a .10 acre shallow rapid landslide in the interior of unit B, a .75 acre shallow rapid landslide in the interior of unit B, and a steep headwall swale in the interior of unit B. Five osprey nests are located within .25 miles of the THP area including; 1 nest within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road, 1 nest within .25 miles of the BL3200 Road, 1 nest within .25 miles of the CR2400 Road, 1 nest within .25 miles of unit A, and 1 nest within .25 miles of unit B.  Potential marbled murrelet habitat exists on Humboldt Redwoods State Park lands within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road.  A sharp shinned hawk was reported .3 miles NE of unit A, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit C.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log SE of Orick, CA.


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THP 1-18-178 HUM (Pitt Place THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 154.5 acres, 75% clearcut, 14% selection, 10% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging. Upper Tectah Creek (HUM: T10N R2E Sec 15, 16, 21, 22).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/17/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 6 miles SE of Orick, CA and Highway 101 and about 2 miles east of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 1,560 to 2,280 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and western hemlock forests. There are numerous small slope failures in close proximity to watercourse areas.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Marbled murrelet habitat is located 1.8 miles west of the THP area, foothill yellow legged frogs were reported 6,000 feet west of unit A, and coastal tailed frogs and southern torrent salamanders were reported 350 feet downstream of unit D in Tectah Creek.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units A and B.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log NE of Klamath, CA and the Klamath River.


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THP 1-18-177 DEL (Arrow Mills THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 125 acres; 83% clearcut, 15% selection, 2% no-harvest logging. Lower Turwar Creek, Upper Turwar Creek (HUM: T13N R2E Sec 4 9; T14N R2E Sec 32, 33).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, steep roads, landslide terrain, 13 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marten, marbled murrelet, osprey, sharp shinned hawk, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees over 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/16/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 4.5 miles NE of Klamath, CA and about 3 miles north of the Klamath River at an elevation of 1,000 to 2,000 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests.  There are 2 unstable areas including; a shallow rapid landslide on the west side of unit A, and a shallow rapid landslide in unit C.  The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct a temporary road within 100 feet of a watercourse area on slopes exceeding 50% grade.  They also are planning to re-construct; 2 segments of steep road in unit A, 1 segment of steep road in unit C, and 1 segment of steep road in unit D, that exceeds 15% grade, and/or has short pitches exceeding 20% grade for distances greater than 500 feet.  13 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 2001, a marten was detected 1.5 miles east of unit E, and 2 osprey nests are located within .25 miles of the B-10 road.  There is marbled murrelet habitat within .25 miles of the B-10 road, and within 790 feet of the U-10 road.  In 1997, a sharp shinned hawk was reported .2 miles east of unit A, coastal tailed frogs were reported 4,000 feet SW of unit E, southern torrent salamanders are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit A, and a foothill yellow legged frog was reported 2,500 feet west of unit A in Turwar Creek.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 miles of unit A, and within .5 miles of units B and E.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log SE of Quincy, CA.


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THP 2-18-183 PLU (Stars THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 110 acres; 76% clearcut, 17% selection, 6% no-harvest logging. Happy Valley, Jackson Creek (MD: T23N R12E Sec  8, 17, 18).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, CA spotted owl, Quincy lupine, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/26/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 14 miles SE of Quincy, CA and about 1.5 miles east of Cromberg, CA and Highway 89 at an elevation of 4,285 to 5,300 feet. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, white fir, incense cedar, ponderosa pine and sugar pine forests. There are 7 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 2 unstable areas outside of THP units, a fill slope failure in unit 204, an eroding slope in unit 205 from historic hydraulic mining, a debris slide in a plantation, and 2 dormant slides in and adjacent to unit 202.  SPI is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Quincy lupine was found in sections 7, 14, 17, 19, and 24.  There are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Fruit Growers Supply Company to log NW of Susanville, CA.


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THP 2-18-181 LAS (Pine Crate THP) Fruit Growers Supply Company, 1,045 acres; 69% group selection, 12% selection, 10% clearcut, 8% shelterwood, 1% roadside logging. Little Harvey Valley, Pine Creek Valley, Squaw Valley (MD: T32N R9E Sec 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 29, 30, 31).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 40%, herbicides, CA spotted owl, northern goshawk, greater sandhill crane, Sierra Nevada red fox, Suksdorf’s milk vetch, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/22/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 20 miles north of Westwood, CA, and about 20 miles NW of Susanville, CA at an elevation of 5,560 to 6,115 feet. Fruit Growers Supply Company is planning a group selection and selection tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, white fir, sugar pine, lodgepole pine and incense cedar forests. Northern goshawk sightings were reported in section 14 and at Logan Mountain, and greater sandhill crane sightings were reported in sections 4, 5, 6, 16, 17, 21, 28, 32, and 33. American badger sightings were reported in sections 6, 29, and 32, and Sierra Nevada red fox sightings were reported in sections 12 (2000/2003) and 16 (1982).  Suksdorf’s milk vetch was found in a wet area in section 30. There is a CA spotted owl nesting territory .25 miles east of the THP area at Crater Mountain, and a CA spotted owl nesting territory over a mile west of the THP area at Logan Mountain. 

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log trees up to 72” dbh NE of Fortuna, CA.


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THP 1-18-176 HUM (Goodman Prairie THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 191.5 acres; 68% clearcut, 28% selection, 3% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging. Goodman Prairie Creek (HUM: T4N R3E Sec 15 22, 23, 26, 27).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, 16 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, Cooper’s hawk, sharp shinned hawk, red tree vole, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, western pond turtle, trees up 72” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/16/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 16 miles SE of Eureka, CA and about 16 miles NE of Fortuna, CA at an elevation of 1,200 to 2,600 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and grand fir forests. The THP area flows into the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature and turbidity.  There are unstable areas in units A, B, D, G and F (2 shallow rapid landslides along the northern boundary of unit F). 16 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 2014, a sharp shinned hawk was reported .53 miles west of unit B, in 2011, a Cooper’s hawk was reported 500 feet east of unit F, and 700 feet SE of unit E, and in 1994, a red tree vole was observed in unit E. Golden eagles have been spotted within .5 miles of the THP area, and a western pond turtle was reported .2 miles north of unit B, and .27 miles SW of unit C in large pond areas.  Southern southern torrent salamanders were reported 1,000 feet north of unit F, and foothill yellow legged frogs were reported 4,700 feet NW of unit H.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units B and C.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log by Jenkinson Lake, SE of Pollock Pines, CA.


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THP 4-18-184 ELD (Uber THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 596 acres; 54% clearcut, 26% fuel break, 11% commercial thin, 4% selection, 4% no-harvest, 2% sanitation salvage logging.  Jenkinson Lake, Lower Sly Park Creek, North Sly Park Creek, Plum Creek, Snow Creek (MD: T10N R13E Sec 16 ; T10N R14E Sec 7, 8, 9,15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 , 24).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, oversized units, 12 road drainage work sites, Jenkinson lake, herbicides, CA spotted owl, bald eagle, northern goshawk, western pond turtle, foothill yellow legged frog, Sierra Nevada yellow legged frog, 3 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/26/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Pollock Pines, CA and a few miles south of Highway 50 near Jenkinson Lake (units 5782, 5783, FB01, FB02, FB04 are adjacent), which is a popular camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking area. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut and fuel break tractor and cable logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, Douglas fir, incense cedar and white fir forests at an elevation of 3,800 to 5,900 feet.  12 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  A goshawk was reported within 1.9 miles of the THP area, and a bald eagle territory is located within .6 miles of the THP area.  Sierra Nevada yellow legged frogs were reported within 1.5 miles of the THP area in section 11, also in sections 27 & 30, and foothill yellow legged frogs were reported within 1 mile of the THP area, and also in sections 11, 25, 29, 30, 33, 34 and 36. Western pond turtles were reported at Sly Park Creek at the upper portion of Jenkinson Lake within .5 miles of the THP area.  Sierra clarkia was found within units B, C, G, F, K, I, M, L, R and FB6, Pleasant valley mariposa lily was found within unit A and just outside of unit FB6, and Coleman’s piperia was found in units 5877, FB09 and R.  12 CA spotted owl nesting territories are located within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log near the southern edge of Redwood National Park.


PANORAMIC Photo By nthawoodz
THP 1-18-175 HUM (Pollnow Peak THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 119 acres; 82% clearcut, 12% selection, 5% no-harvest logging. Maple Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec 13; T8N R2E Sec 7, 17, 18). Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 8 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, fisher, sharp shinned hawk, Del Norte salamander, southern torrent salamander, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/16/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 7 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101, near the southern edge of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 800 to 1,800 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.  There is 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in the southern portion of unit D, 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in the western portion of unit E, and 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in the western portion of unit E.   Eight road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 2013, a fisher was spotted inside unit E, in 2012, a sharp shinned hawk was reported .5 miles SW of unit E, and in 1999, a Del Norte salamander was found inside unit E. Southern torrent salamanders are known to occur in and immediately adjacent to unit C, and marbled murrelet habitat is located within .25 miles of unit D, and the Bl2600 Road.  A spotted owl nesting territory is located within .25 miles of unit E.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

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


Google Earth Photo by Federico Pizano
THP 1-18-173 HUM (Tectah 300 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 139.5 acres; 69% clearcut, 24% selection, 7% no-harvest logging. Lower Tectah Creek (HUM: T11N R2E Sec 21, 22, 27, 28).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, Humboldt marten, marbled murrelet, osprey, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, trees over 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/16/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 18 miles NE of Trinidad, CA, 6 miles NE of Orick, CA by the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 510 to 1,640 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir 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 6 unstable areas in the THP including; a deep seated landslide on the east side of unit C, a shallow rapid landslide on the south end of unit C, a shallow rapid landslide on the SW corner of unit B, a shallow rapid landslide along the southern boundary of unit B, a shallow rapid landslide along the southern boundary of unit D, and a shallow rapid landslide at the NE corner of unit E.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  In 1998, an osprey nest was reported within .25 miles of units B and C, and potential marbled murrelet habitat is located on Redwood National Park property within .25 miles of the TT-100 Road.  Humboldt marten special management area tract #56 is located inside the THP area, coastal tailed frogs were reported 1,200 feet SE of unit B, southern torrent salamanders were reported 1,000 feet SE of unit B, and foothill yellow legged frogs were reported at Clirliah Creek within 1 mile of the THP area.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit C, and within .5 miles of unit B.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 52” dbh in marbled murrelet stands 276C and 512D near Weott, CA.


Google Earth Photo by Greg Nyquist
THP 1-18-170 HUM (Shady Lady THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 196.4 acres; 41% variable retention, 38% group selection, 11% selection, 10% no-harvest, misc roadside logging. Poison Oak Creek (HUM: T1S R3E Sec 20, 29, 30). Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, 28 road drainage work sites, large tree marbled murrelet stands 276C and 512D, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, willow flycatcher, trees up to 52” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/15/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 2 miles NE of Weott, CA and about 4 miles SE of Redcrest, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 160 to 1,400 feet. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a variable retention and group selection tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests (logging is proposed inside large tree marbled murrelet stands 276C and 512D in unit 3). The THP area flows into the Eel River (unit 3 is adjacent) which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/siltation and temperature.  There are multiple landslide terrain sites in units 2 and 3 including dormant and active earth flows, debris slides, debris slide slopes, and steam related steep inner gorges.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on existing skid trails on steep slopes under 65% grade in areas designated for cable logging, and use ground based equipment in unstable areas (large earth flow) in unit 2.  28 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Osprey nests are located within .5 miles of unit 2, within .5 miles of unit 3, and willow flycatcher habitat (Larabee Bridge area) is adjacent to the THP area.  There are 7 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log trees up to 50” dbh north of Trinity Lake.


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THP 2-18-159 TRI (Rip Van THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 467 acres; 85% clearcut, 15% selection logging. Big Bear Lake, Rainshorn Creek (MD: T38N R7W Sec 1, 11; T39N R6W Sec 31; T39N R7W Sec 35).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 15 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, spotted owl, northern goshawk, foothill yellow legged frog, 9 sensitive plant species, trees up to 50 “ dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/15/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 15 miles SW of Mt. Shasta, CA and about 14 miles north of Lake Trinity and Trinity Center, CA at an elevation of  3,200 to 5,800 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, incense cedar, white fir and sugar pine forests.  There are 5 unstable areas including; 2 landslide terrain sites, and 3 road related cut slope and fill failures.  SPI is planning to use ground based equipment on steep slopes exceeding 65% on existing skid trails, use 3 existing landings inside class II (mid sized) watercourse areas, and use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging on existing skid trails in units 102, 103 and 3102.  15 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. Foothill yellow legged frogs and northern goshawk were observed just outside of the THP area. Nine sensitive plant species were identified including; threadleaf beardtongue in unit 1102, Cascade grass of Parnassus in Meter Meadow, Oregon fireweed and California ladyslipper in Meter Meadow (between units 3503 and 3504), Klamath manzanita in units 3101, 3102 and 3103, citrus fawn lily in units 101, 3501 and 3503, California pitcher plant just outside of unit 1105, Congdon’s buckwheat in units 102, 103, 1102, 1104, 3102 and 3501, and slender goldbanner in unit 1105.  There are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.