Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 60” dbh south of Scotia, CA.


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THP 1-19-117 HUM (Double Down THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 314.5 acres; 44% group selection, 40% selection, 15% no-harvest logging. Jordan Creek (HUM: T1N R1E Sec 20, 21, 29, 32).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, Cooper’s hawk, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/15/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 2.5 miles south of Scotia, CA and about 1.5 miles west of Stafford, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 300 to 2,600 feet. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a group selection and 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 25 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 7 unstable areas in unit 1, 10 unstable areas in unit 2, 4 unstable areas in unit 3, 2 unstable areas in unit 4, and 2 unstable areas in unit 5. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, use ground based equipment on unstable areas and construct roads and landings during the winter period. They also are planning to use ground based equipment on slopes between 50% and 65% with a moderate erosion hazard.  A Cooper’s hawk nest is located inside unit 1, and there are 6 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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