Thursday, January 24, 2019

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


PANORAMIO Photo By Heather Myers
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.

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