Monday, June 3, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to log SE of Trinidad, CA.

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THP 1-19-064 HUM (Railroad Creek Thin) Green Diamond Resource Company, 283.5 acres; 89% commercial thin, 11% no-harvest logging.  Headwaters Little River, South Fork  (HUM: T7N R1E Sec 2, 3, 12; T8N R1E Sec 25, 27, 34, 35, 36; T8N R2E Sec 30, 31).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 13 road drainage work sites, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, fisher, peregrine falcon, sharp shinned hawk, foothill yellow legged frog, coastal tailed frog, trees over 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 06/24/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 6 miles SE of Trinidad, CA, and about 6 miles NE of McKinleyville, CA at an elevation of 320 to 1,320 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a commercial thinning tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes (a deep seated landslide terrain site is located in unit D) in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir and western hemlock forests. 13 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  In 2010, a fisher was observed in unit K, and in 2007, a fisher was observed in unit F. In 2012, a sharp shinned hawk was spotted 1.5 miles NE of unit A, a peregrine falcon eyrie is located .52 miles south of unit G, and there is an osprey nest within .25 miles of the CR2000 Road. Coastal tailed frogs are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit F, and foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur 2,500 feet south of unit E.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit G.

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