Monday, February 4, 2019

Humboldt Redwood Company to log adjacent to 2 large tree marbled murrelet stands NE of Scotia, CA.

Google Earth Photo By Greg Nyquist
THP 1-18-196 HUM (Henhouse THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 498 acres; 78% group selection, 17% no-harvest, 4% selection logging.  Cummings Creek, Hely Creek (HUM: T2N R2E Sec 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 34).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, landslide terrain, 11 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, logging around large tree marbled murrelet stands 433D and 496D, herbicides, coho watershed, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/29/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 10 miles SE of Fortuna, CA, 7 miles NE of Scotia, CA and about 3 miles north of Highway 36 at an elevation of 640 to 2,360 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a mostly group selection (logging is planned around 2 high quality large tree marbled murrelet stands (433D and 496D) within unit 1) tractor based logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests. The THP area flows into the Van Duzen River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/sedimentation and temperature.  There is a large debris slide at the intersection of the L35 and L35.54 roads, and an earth flow in unit 1.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on unstable areas, and use ground based equipment at 2 locations within class II (mid sized) watercourse areas in unit 1. Eleven road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There are 8 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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