Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Humboldt Redwood Company to log inside 2 large tree marbled murrelet stands near Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park SE of Carlotta, CA.


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THP 1-19-122 HUM (Upper Grizzly Creek THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 160.1 acres; 54% group selection, 30% variable retention, 10% selection, 5% no-harvest logging. Grizzly Creek (HUM: T1N R3E Sec 6, T2N R2E Sec 36, T2N R3E Sec 31).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 45 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, logging inside large tree marbled murrelet stands 343C and 447D, herbicides, coho watershed, marbled murrelet, trees up to 48” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/31/19.  SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Carlotta, CA near Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park and Highway 36 at an elevation of 680 to 1,760 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable group selection and variable retention logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  Logging is proposed inside large tree marbled murrelet stand 343C within unit 1, and inside large tree marbled murrelet stand 447D within unit 2. The THP area flows into the Van Duzen River and Eel River which are listed as impaired watersheds for sediment, siltation and temperature.  There are 28 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; multiple debris slides, debris flows, earth flows and disrupted ground, and 7 road related cut bank and fill failure sites. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use and construct roads, landings and crossings during the winter period, and use ground based equipment on existing skid trails in areas designated for cable logging.  45 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. Hauling is proposed through marbled murrelet habitat in Grizzly Creek State Park, and there are 8 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles the THP area.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log SE of Del Norte Redwoods State Park.


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THP 1-19-120 DEL (Wilson End THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 80.5 acres; 65% clearcut, 32% selection, 2% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging. North of Ted’s Ridge (HUM: T15N R1E Sec 27, 28, 33).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, landslide terrain, oversized units, 17 road drainage work sites, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, marbled murrelet, southern torrent salamander, trees over 29” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/28/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 9 miles north of Klamath, CA and a few miles east of Del Norte Redwoods State Park and Highway 101 at an elevation of 1,000 to 1,400 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests.  There are 4 unstable areas in the THP area including; 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit A, and 3 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit B.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period. 17 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. There is a marbled murrelet stand and 2 osprey nests within .25 miles of the W10 Road, and southern torrent salamanders are known to occur in unit A.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .5 miles of unit B.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log trees over 48” dbh SE of Redcrest, CA.


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THP 1-19-119 HUM (Jets THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 214 acres; 75% clearcut, 22% selection, 2% rehab, 1% roadside logging.  Mill Creek (HUM: T1S R4E Sec 16, 19, 20, 21).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, oversized units, 16 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, yellow legged frog, 3 sensitive plant species, trees over 48” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/20/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 10 miles SE of Redcrest, CA and Highway 101, and about 4 miles north of the Eel River at an elevation of 960 to 2,460 feet. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/siltation and temperature, and unstable areas are adjacent to units 20A, 20E, 20F, and 21B.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning to use and construct roads, landings and crossings during the winter period.  16 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Oregon fawn lily was reported in unit 20C, redwood lily was reported in units 20A and 20C, and heart leaf twayblade was reported in units 20C, 20D and 21A. There are 4 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area, and yellow legged frogs were observed along Larabee Creek.