Sunday, January 20, 2019

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


PANORAMIO Photo By nthawoodz
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.

1 comment:

  1. STOP THIS...Our forests can not recover from this desecration...woodland and prairie, rivers and oceans are stressed and mauled and face no return unless we STOP destroying our earth so ravenously! NO CLEARCUT IN CALIFORNIA

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