Thursday, January 16, 2020

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log near Klamath, CA and Klamath Glen, CA.

Google Earth Photo By Nickolus Folkins
THP 1-19-221 DEL (Hoppaw THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 70.5 acres; 87% clearcut, 7% selection, 6% no-harvest logging. Hoppaw Creek, Lower Turwar Creek (HUM: T13N R1E Sec 12; T13N R2E Sec 7; T14N R2E Sec 31).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, 4 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/28/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS, VIEW THP

This THP is about a mile NE of Klamath, CA and just north of the town of Klamath Glen at an elevation of 480 to 1,600 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. The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients.  There is a shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit B. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use roads and landings during the winter period.  Four road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. Eight osprey nest sites are located within the THP area including; 7 osprey nest sites within .25 miles of the T10 and KM10 Roads, an osprey nest within .25 miles of unit D, and 2 marbled murrelet stands are located within .25 miles of the T10 haul road.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units A and C.

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