Sunday, March 31, 2019

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 48” dbh west of Scotia, CA.

Google Earth Photo by Tyler Spencer
THP 1-19-037 HUM (Upper Dean THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 57 acres; 77% group selection, 23% no-harvest logging. Dean Creek (HUM: T1N R1W Sec 12, 13).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 55%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 2 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 48” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/30/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about a mile west of Scotia, CA, Highway 101 and the Eel River at an elevation of 420 to 980 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a mostly group selection tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests. The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 6 landslide terrain sites and road related failures including; multiple debris slides, disrupted ground and cut bank failures.  Two road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There are 5 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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