Thursday, January 24, 2019

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

Google Earth Photo By L Kayak003
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.

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