Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Green Diamond Resource Company to thin NE of McKinleyville, CA.


Google Earth Photo By Scott Ohman
THP 1-20-016 HUM (Mitsui Thin THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 224.5 acres; 96% commercial thin, 4% no-harvest logging. Bulwinkle Creek, Canyon Creek, Lower South Fork, Mather Creek (HUM: T07N R01E Sec 12, 13, 14, 23, 24; T07N R02E Sec 19, 20, 29).  Winter operations, steep slopes up to 75%, low erosion hazard, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, fisher, Cooper’s hawk, trees up to 26” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/14/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 4 miles NE of McKinleyville, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 80 to 480 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly commercial thinning tractor based logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, spruce, and western hemlock forests.  Eight road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There are 5 osprey nest sites in the THP area and 10 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.  In 2002, a fisher was reported inside unit A, and in 2008, a Cooper’s hawk nest was observed .64 miles NW of unit A.

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