Sunday, July 19, 2020

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log trees up to 65” dbh adjacent to the southern tip of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-20-099 HUM (Panther North THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 172 acres; 85% clearcut, 9% selection, 3% no-harvest, 2% roadside logging. Coyote Creek (HUM T8N R2E, Sec 2, 3, 10, 11).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 8 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, redwood national park, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, foothill yellow legged frog, trees up to 65” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 07/27/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS, VIEW THP, THP PLAN

This THP is about 10 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 10 miles north of the Highway 299 coast range summit by the southern edge of Redwood National Park (units A and B are adjacent).  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 Redwood Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 3 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 1 debris slide along a watercourse in the southern portion of unit D, and 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit E. Eight road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. 4,046 feet of seasonal road, and 900 feet of temporary road is planned for construction.  Potential marbled murrelet habitat exists on Redwood National Forest lands within 300 feet of unit A, and foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur along Redwood Creek. There are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units A, B and C.

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