Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log by 4 occupied marbled murrelet stands near Klamath, CA.


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THP 1-19-097 DEL (Mynot Creek THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 248.5 acres; 58% clearcut, 15% no-harvest, 14% selection, 13% commercial thin logging. High Prairie Creek, Hoppaw Creek, Lower West Fork Hunter Creek (HUM: T13N R1E Sec 2, 3; T14N R1E Sec 23, 24, 25, 26, 34, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, oversized units, 2 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, sharp shinned hawk, Del Norte salamander, foothill yellow legged frog, scattered large marbled murrelet trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 08/11/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is a few miles north of the town of Klamath, CA and a few miles east of Highway 101 at an elevation of 200 to 1,800 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and western hemlock forests. The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  There are 10 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit A, 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site and 5 deep seated landslide terrain sites in unit C, 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit D, 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit E, and 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit G.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct 150 feet of steep seasonal road with a grade exceeding 20%. Two road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. There are 5 marbled murrelet stands within the THP area including; a stand within .25 miles of the T10 Road, a stand within 300 feet of unit F, a stand within 300 feet of units C and B and the T10 Road, a stand within .25 miles of seasonal roads, and a stand within .25 miles of the H10 Road. Unit A is within .20 miles of potential marbled murrelet habitat, units B and C are within .05 miles of occupied marbled murrelet stands, unit F is immediately adjacent to 2 contiguous occupied marbled murrelet stands, and unit G is .35 miles from an occupied marbled murrelet stand.  6 osprey nests are located within the THP area including; 3 nests within .25 miles of the T10 Road, 1 nest within the boundary of unit G, and 2 nests within .25 miles of unit F and the Mynot Creek Road. In 2011, a sharp shinned hawk nest was reported 1 mile north of unit A, in 1990, a Del Norte salamander was observed in unit E, and foothill yellow legged frogs were reported 1 mile south of unit F in the Klamath River.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units G and H, and within .5 miles of units B, C, D and F.

5 comments:

  1. No more logging! We dont want you all here to cut down our homes. We live with these trees and animals and dont want your selfish money grubbing hands anywhere near our resources. These resources are limited and it is our responsibility to protect them, not profet off of them.

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  2. Please STOP ! You will be sorry someday. we are taking away soo many if our natural resources.We are ruining the future of our grandchildren. Animals extinction list is growing by leaps and bounds!!!!!

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  3. This is not the place to be logging. Stop.

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