Saturday, June 6, 2020

Green Diamond Resource Company continues to clearcut adjacent to Strawberry Rock near Trinidad, CA.


Strawberry Rock Photograph By Jack Gescheidt, TreeSpiritProject.com
THP 1-20-082 HUM (Mc Maple THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 330.5 acres; 40% clearcut, 27% commercial thin, 23% no-harvest, 10% selection, misc roadside logging. Maple Creek, McDonald Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec 5, 6, 7, 8; T8N R1W Sec 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14; T9N R1E Sec 31; T9N R1W Sec 25, 26, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 15 road drainage work sites, oversized units, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, marten, marbled murrelet, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, coastal tailed frog, northern red legged frog, trees over 30” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 07/02/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS, VIEW THP, THP PLAN

This THP ranges from a quarter mile NW of Strawberry Rock near Trinidad, CA to just north of Patrick's Point State Park and east of Highway 101 at an elevation of 20 to 1,000 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a clearcut and commercial thinning tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Sitka spruce, Douglas fir and bishop pine forests. There are 6 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit G, 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit H, 3 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit I, and 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in unit I. 15 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  3,425 feet of seasonal roads and 7,550 feet of temporary roads are also planned for construction and re-construction.  There are 7 osprey nests in the THP area including; 1 osprey nest within .25 miles of the LP Mill road, 1 osprey nest within .25 miles of unit H and the CR1600 road, 4 osprey nests within .25 miles of unit B, and 1 osprey nest inside unit B.  Potential marbled murrelet habitat exists on Humboldt Lagoons State Park lands within .25 miles of the LP Mill Road. In 2019, a marten was detected .3 miles south of unit H (units I and H are inside a Marten Special Management Area (MSMA)). Northern red legged frogs are known to occur immediately adjacent to units G and I, and coastal tailed frogs are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit I. Southern torrent salamanders are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit E, and a foothill yellow legged frog was sighted 1.5 miles north of unit A.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of H and I.

1 comment:

  1. clear cutting destroys the land's ability to prevent erosion......this must stop!!!!!

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