Monday, February 25, 2019

Humboldt Redwood Company to log SE of the BLM Headwaters Reserve near Fortuna, CA.


Google Earth Photo By Greg Nyquist
THP 1-19-012 HUM (6A Plus THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 276.4 acres; 90% group selection, 6% selection, 4% no-harvest logging. Booths Run, Corner Creek (HUM: T3N R1E Sec 12, 13, 24; T3N R2E Sec 7, 18, 19).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 22 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, trees up to 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/03/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 6 miles NE of Fortuna, CA, 8 miles SE of Eureka, CA and just SE of the BLM Headwaters Forest Reserve at an elevation of 700 to 1,640 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a mostly group selection tractor based logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Van Duzen River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/sedimentation and temperature.  There are 3 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including an unstable area in unit 1, and 2 unstable areas in unit 4 (large debris slide), and several older cut bank failures off the N67 road.  22 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. Marbled murrelet habitat is located adjacent to several haul roads, and there are 3 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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