Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log trees up to 55" dbh near Trinidad, CA and Strawberry Rock.

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THP 1-19-215 HUM (CR 1000 West #2 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 40.5 acres; 64% clearcut, 34% selection, 1% no-harvest logging. McDonald Creek (HUM: T08N R01W Sec 11).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, landslide terrain, oversized units, 5 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, great blue heron, southern torrent salamander, trees up to 55” dbh.   Estimated public comment deadline: 01/28/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 2 miles north of Trinidad, CA and about a mile NW of Strawberry Rock, a popular hiking area with great views of the Pacific Ocean.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, shovel and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and bishop pine forests at an elevation of 440 to 880 feet.  There is a shallow rapid landslide terrain site below the CR1800 Road in unit A.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period.  Five road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. Potential marbled murrelet habitat exists on Humboldt Redwoods State Park lands within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road.  There are 3 osprey nests in the THP area including; an osprey nest within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road, an osprey nest 250 feet north of unit A, and an osprey nest 457 feet NW of unit A.    Southern torrent salamanders are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit A, and a great blue heron rockery is located .22 miles east of the BL2000 Road.

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