Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mendocino Redwood Company to log NE of Rockport, CA and Highway 1.


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THP 1-20-030 MEN (Kimball 22 Short THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 304 acres; 69% selection, 21% variable retention, 10% transition logging. Cottaneva Creek, Middle Hollow Tree Creek (MD: T22N R17W Sec 8, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, 29 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, osprey, humboldt milk vetch, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/01/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS, VIEW THP, THP PLAN

This THP is a few miles NE of Rockport, CA and Highway 1 at an elevation of 400 to 1,840 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes ( 2 landslide terrain sites within unit C ) in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests.  The THP area flows into the South Fork of the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature. Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on steep slopes exceeding 65%, use an existing skid trail along the edge of a class III (intermittent) watercourse area in unit H and use ground based equipment on slopes exceeding 50% with a high erosion hazard. 29 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  An osprey nest is located 150 feet north of unit D, and there are 4 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area. Humboldt milk vetch was reported along roads within and adjacent to the THP area.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log between the southern tip of Redwood National Park and the Highway 299 coast range summit.


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THP 1-20-026 HUM (Roar 800 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 176 acres; 77% clearcut, 16% selection, 6% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging. Panther Creek, Roaring Gulch (HUM: T07N R02E Sec 1, 2; T08N R02E Sec 36; T08N R03E Sec 30, 31).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 12 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, foothill yellow legged frog, trees up to 36” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 03/26/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS, VIEW THP, THP PLAN

This THP is about 10 miles NE of McKinleyville, CA between the southern tip of Redwood National Park and the Highway 299 coast range summit. 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 at an elevation of 520 to 1,520 feet.  The THP area flows into Redwood Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature. There are 7 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 5 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit B, 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit D, and a road failure (fill failure) site off an unstable area. Multiple adjacent landowners have sent letters to GDRC expressing concerns about possible degradation of their water sources from clearcutting and herbicide spraying. 12 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. Foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur in Redwood Creek immediately adjacent to units B and C, and unit D.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit A, and within .5 miles of units B and D.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log SW of Garberville, CA.


Google Earth Photo By Greg Nyquist
THP 1-20-024 HUM (Gibson Ridge THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 233 acres; 86% clearcut, 11% no-harvest, 2% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Miller Creek, Upper Sproul Creek (HUM: 04S R02E Sec 25, 35, 36; T05S R02E Sec 2, 3, 11).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 23 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, foothill yellow legged frog, trees up to 48” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 03/22/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS, VIEW THP, THP PLAN

This THP is about 8 miles NE of Shelter Cove, and about 6 miles SW of Garberville, CA at an elevation of 960 to 1,640 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests. The THP area flows into the South Fork of the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature. There are 2 deep seated landslide terrain sites in units I and H, and a swale in unit B. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, and use a landing inside a class III (intermittent) watercourse area. 23 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. Foothill yellow legged frogs have been reported 2 miles downstream of unit D, and there are 7 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area (2/.25 miles).

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log NE of Orick, CA near the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-20-021 HUM (Tectah Straddle THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 221 acres; 79% clearcut, 15% selection, 4% no-harvest, 2% special logging. Lower Tectah Creek, Upper Tectah Creek (HUM: T11N R02E Sec 28, 32, 33, 34).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, road failure sites, steep slopes up to 70%, steep roads, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, marbled murrelet, marten, fisher, foothill yellow legged frog, coastal tailed frog, trees over 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/20/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS, VIEW THP, THP PLAN

This THP is about 6 miles NE of Orick, CA and Highway 101 along the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park (unit A is adjacent) at an elevation of 1,000 to 2,000 feet elevation.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests. The THP area flows into the Lower Klamath River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and nutrients. There are 4 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit A, 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit C, and 2 road related failure site near the west side of unit D. Several sections of steep road are proposed for use that exceed 15% grade for over 500 feet in the THP area. 14 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. The THP area is located inside a Marten Special Management Area (MSMA) where marten could possibly occur, but have not been detected. Occupied marbled murrelet habitat on Redwood National Park lands is located within .25 miles of the TT-100 Road, CL South Road, and CL North Roads. In 2018, a fisher was spotted inside unit G, and an osprey nest is located within the assessment area, but not within .25 miles of the THP area. Costal tailed frogs are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit D, and foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur in Tectah Creek. There are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Fruit Growers Supply Company to log SW of Yreka, CA near Duzel Rock.


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THP 2-20-025 SIS (Spring Branch THP) Fruit Growers Supply Company, 952 acres; 67% selection, 28% clearcut, 2% fuel break, 2% rehab logging.  Mill Gulch, Skookum Gulch (MD: T42N R7W Sec 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 18; T42N R8W Sec 1, 11, 12, 13; T43N R7W Sec 32).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, impaired 303.d watershed, 71 road drainage work sites, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, northern goshawk, prairie falcon, Siskiyou mariposa lily, trees up to 24” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/26/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS, VIEW THP,  THP PLAN

This THP is about 9 miles SE of Fort Jones, CA, and about 13 miles SW of Yreka, CA and Highway 5 at an elevation of 3,500 to 6,000 feet.  Fruit Growers Supply Company is planning a individual tree selection and clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, sugar pine, white fir, incense cedar and knob cone pine forests (22 acres of knob cone pine removal is proposed). The THP area flows into the Scott River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/siltation and temperature. There is an unstable area in Section 4, and multiple locations where a class II (mid sized) watercourse area is cutting into road 3530 fill slope inside section 1. Fruit Growers Supply Company is planning to use ground based equipment on steep slopes over 65% at 2 locations, and construct and use crossings, roads and landings during the winter period.  They also are planning to construct and re-construction 6 segments of roads inside class III (intermittent) watercourse areas, and construct a landing inside a class III (intermittent) watercourse area.  71 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a northern goshawk territory at nearby Duzel Rock, and prairie falcons were reported at Duzel Rock and Gazalle Mountain.  There are 6 historic spotted owl territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area (SIS0392, SIS0571, SIS0543, SIS0397, SIS0396, SIS0569), although none were reported to be active. Siskiyou mariposa lily was found on a non timbered slope outside of THP units.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Green Diamond Resource Company to log trees up to 72” dbh SE of Arcata, CA and Highway 299.


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THP 1-20-019 HUM (Ward Road Combo THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 355.5 acres; 56% commercial thin, 25% clearcut, 13% no-harvest, 6% selection logging. Dry Creek, Lower Cannon Creek (HUM: T5N R2E Sec 12, 13; T5N R3E Sec 6, 7).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 18 road drainage work sites, oversized units, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, spotted owl, bald eagle, foothill yellow legged frog, trees up to 72” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/15/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Arcata, CA and about 4 miles SE of Blue Lake, CA and Highway 299 at an elevation of 800 to 2,000 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a commercial thin and clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir and Monterrey pine forests. The THP area flows into the Mad River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature and turbidity.  There are 3 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 2 landslide shallow rapid terrain sites in unit B, and 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit F. 18 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. Bald eagles were reported 2.31 miles west of unit F, and foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur in unit A, and near unit B.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within units D and E, within .25 miles of units C and F, and within .5 miles of units A and B.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log between the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park and Weitchpec, CA.


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THP 1-20-018 HUM (Cemetery Gates THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 119.5 acres; 79% clearcut, 13% selection, 5% no-harvest, 3% roadside logging.  Bens Creek, Snow Camp Creek, Upper Tully Creek (HUM: T9N R3E Sec 1, 11, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, oversized units, 5 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, marten, golden eagle, red tree vole, foothill yellow legged frog, trees over 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/15/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 5 miles SW of Weitchpec, CA near the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park and the Bald Hills Road, and about 14 miles NE of Trinidad, CA at an elevation of 2,240 to 3,080 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in primarily Douglas fir 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 are 3 unstable areas in the THP area including; 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit D, and 1 shallow rapid landslide terrain site in unit E. Five road drainage sites are proposed for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. The THP area is located inside a Marten Special Management Area (MSMA) where martens have been detected in the past. Red tree voles have been reported within 1 mile of unit E, golden eagles have been observed 1.48 miles west of the THP area, foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur in Tully Creek, and potential marbled murrelet habitat exists within .25 miles of unit C and several haul roads. There is a spotted owl nesting territory within unit B, and 4 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles off the THP area.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut and build fuel breaks north of the Carson Pass Highway amongst trees up to 300 years old.


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THP 4-20-017 ELD (Go For Gold THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 1,096 acres; 49% fuel break, 37% clearcut, 10% selection, 1% sanitation salvage, 1% shelterwood, 1% commercial thin, 1% roadside logging. Sopidgo Creek (MD: T8N R13E Sec 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 13; T8N R14E Sec 17, 18, 19, 20; T9N R13E Sec 32, 33).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, steep roads, landslide terrain, 22 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, CA spotted owl, northern goshawk, CA red legged frog, 2 sensitive plant species, trees up to 300 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/15/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP, THP PLAN

This THP is about 9 miles NE of the town of Pioneer, CA between Omo Ranch and Highway 88 (Carson Pass Highway) at an elevation of 3,200 to 4,800 feet. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut and fuel break tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, white fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine and incense cedar forests. There is an unstable area (fill slope failure) between a landing and an historic water ditch near unit SS-13.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning to use temporary crossings, roads and landings during the winter period, use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging inside units 5165 and 5831, and use ground based equipment on slopes exceeding 50% with a high erosion hazard in units 5165 and 5831. They also are planning to use an existing steep temporary road segment inside unit 5854 exceeding 28% for 150 feet within 100 feet of a class I (year round) watercourse area, and use ground based equipment immediately above and below an unstable area near unit SS-13. Ground based equipment is planned for use on existing skid trails inside class II (mid sized) watercourse areas in units 5831 and 5873, and inside class III (intermittent l) watercourse areas inside units 5174 and 5201.  22 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 2019, a northern goshawk was reported within .25 miles of the THP area in section 13, also within .25 miles of the THP area in section 18 (1998), and in 2002, a CA red legged frog was reported within .25 miles of the THP area in section 21.  Slender mariposa lily was found within units FB0304, FB18, FB1820, and 4868, and Sierra clarkia was found within unit 5165, and adjacent to unit 5197. There are 8 CA spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log NE of Redcrest, CA amongst 12 acres of old growth stands and within marbled murrelet stands 224B, 41C, and 282C.


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THP 1-20-015 HUM (CCS THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 660 acres; 52% group selection, 24% no-harvest, 16% variable retention, 8% selection logging. Lower Larabee Creek (HUM: T1N R2E Sec 25, 35, 36;  T1N R3E Sec 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33; T1S R2E Sec 1; T1S R3E Sec 5, 6). Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, 37 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, logging inside large tree marbled murrelet stands 224B, 41C, 282C, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, Cooper’s hawk, peregrine falcon, 2 sensitive plant species, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/14/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 3 miles NE of Redcrest, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 200 to 2,000 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a mostly group selection tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests. The THP area flows into the Eel River watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/siltation and temperature. There are multiple landslide terrain sites in the THP area including multiple; debris slides, debris flows, disrupted ground, earth flows and steep inner gorges. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment across unstable areas, construct roads and landings during the winter period, and use ground based equipment on existing skid trails in areas designated for cable logging. 37 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. 12 acres of scattered old growth are located inside units 2 and 3, and logging is proposed inside large tree marble murrelet stands 224B, 41C, 282C and also in or in close proximity to marbled murrelet stands 46B and 904C.  A Cooper’s hawk was reported within 500 feet of the THP area, and a peregrine falcon nest site is located within 500 feet of a haul road.  Howell’s montia and white flowered rein orchid were reported within the THP area.  There are 12 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Green Diamond Resource Company to log NE of Klamath, CA by marten, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, and osprey sightings.


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THP 1-20-013 DEL (Top of Turwar THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 334.5 acres; 48% commercial thin, 35% clearcut, 10% no-harvest, 4% selection, 3% rehab, misc roadside logging. Lower Turwar Creek, Turwar Creek (HUM: T14N R02E Sec 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30). Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, landslide terrain, steep slopes up to 75%, steep roads, 33 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, marten, sharp shinned hawk, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 03/07/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 4 miles NE of Klamath, CA and about 6 miles east of Highway 101 and Redwood National Park at an elevation of 380 to 2,200 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a commercial thinning and clearcut tractor and cable logging operation 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 are 8 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit B, and 4 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in unit G. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, construct 30 feet of new temporary road within a class III (intermittent) watercourse area, and use ground based equipment on 2 temporary road segments with steep slopes exceeding 20% grade in unit C. 33 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. Marten have been spotted .75 miles east of unit B, and 3.37 miles SE of unit I (the THP area is located within a Marten Special Management Area (MSMA)). There are 6 marbled murrelet stands within the THP area including; 3 marbled murrelet stands within .25 miles of the T10 Road, and 3 marbled murrelet stands within .25 miles of units A, B, G and several haul roads.  Three osprey nests are located within .25 miles of the T10 Road. In 1997, a sharp shinned hawk nest was found .84 miles south of unit I, and southern torrent salamanders are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit A. Foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur in Turwar Creek immediately adjacent to unit G.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit E, and within .5 miles of units F, G, H and I.

Green Diamond Resource Company to log SE of Arcata, CA.


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THP 1-20-012 HUM (High Prairie Combo THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 128 acres; 71% commercial thin, 18% clearcut, 11% no-harvest logging. Cloney Gulch, Noisy Creek (HUM: T5N R3E Sec 2, 3, 10). Winter operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, oversized units, 3 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, foothill yellow legged frog, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/07/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 12 miles SE of Arcata, CA and about 6 miles south of the Highway 299 coast range summit at an elevation of 2,600 to 3,200 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly commercial thinning tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir forests. The THP area flows into Redwood Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, and use an existing seasonal road within a class II (mid sized) watercourse area for the yarding, decking and loading of logs inside unit A.  Three road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Foothill yellow legged frogs were reported at Redwood Creek 1.5 miles east of unit D, and golden eagles have been observed .5 miles north of unit A.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of unit C.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Mendocino Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes east of Navarro, CA.


Google Earth Photo By Greg Papciak
THP 1-20-010 MEN (Castle Gardens THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 569 acres; 77% transition, 17% group selection, 6% seed tree logging. Little North Fork Navarro River, Middle South Branch Navarro River, South Daugherty Creek (MD: T15N R14W Sec 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 27 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/04/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 5 miles east of Navarro, CA and about 10 miles west of Ukiah, CA at an elevation of 520 to 1,760 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests. The THP area flows into the Navarro River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 26 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; multiple debris slides, debris flows, steep inner gorges, earth flows, and road related cut bank and fill slope failures.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use an existing landing that extends into a watercourse area, use an existing road inside a class I (year round) watercourse area (bridge creek), and use 100 feet of an existing road inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse area.  They also are planning to use ground based equipment on a tractor road adjacent to an unstable area, use ground based equipment across a cut bank failure that extends into a debris slide, and use ground based equipment on a tractor road that extends into a class III (intermittent) watercourse area.  27 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There are 5 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log SE of Eureka, CA by the “Bell Law - Booths Run” marbled murrelet stand.


Google Earth Photo By Greg Nyquist
THP 1-20-009 HUM (Boxcars THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 249.20 acres; 91% group selection, 6% selection, 3% no-harvest logging. Bell Creek, Booths Run (HUM: T3N R2E Sec 5, 8; T4N R2E Sec 28, 29, 32, 33).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, 20 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, trees over 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/04/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Eureka, CA and about 7 miles NE of Fortuna, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 1,000 to 2,080 feet. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a group selection and individual tree selection tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Van Duzen River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/sedimentation and temperature. There is a 285 foot landslide terrain site (debris slide) and road related fill failure in the THP area. Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and use an existing skid trail inside a class III (intermittent) watercourse area.  Twenty road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, and culvert repair/replacement.  Unit 2 is located within .25 miles of the “Bell Law - Booths Run” marbled murrelet stand, and there are 6 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log NE of Klamath, CA by spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey and marten sightings.


Google Earth Photo By Nickolus Folkins
THP 1-20-008 DEL (Dandy Creek THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 154.5 acres; 51% clearcut, 37% selection, 11% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging. Lower Turwar Creek, Upper Turwar Creek (HUM: T13N R02E Sec 3, 10; T14N R02E Sec 32, 33).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, steep roads, landslide terrain, 23 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, marten, sharp shinned hawk, foothill yellow legged frog, southern torrent salamander, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 03/02/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 3 miles NE of Klamath, CA and about 1.6 miles NE of Klamath Glen, CA at an elevation of 80 to 2,440 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation 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 are 3 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 1 deep seated landslide terrain site in the NW portion of unit B, and 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in the northern portion of unit B. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, and construct 2 segments of new seasonal roads exceeding 15% to 20% grade in unit D.  23 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  In 2001, marten were reported .2 miles east of unit D, and also 2.85 miles north of unit A (the THP area is located inside Marten Special Management Area (MSMA) Tract #85).  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit E, and within .50 miles of units B, C, D and A. The “Miracle Mile” marbled murrelet stand is located within .25 miles of unit A, the “Arrow Mills” marbled murrelet stand is located within .25 miles of the A Line haul road, and there is potential marbled murrelet habitat within .25 miles of unit E, and the U 10 Road.  There are 2 osprey nest sites within .25 miles of the BL 10 Road, and 1 osprey nest within 500 feet of unit E.  In 1997, a sharp shinned hawk was reported .38 miles north of unit A. Southern torrent salamanders are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit D, and foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur in Turwar Creek, immediately adjacent to unit E.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log north of Klamath, CA.


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THP 1-20-007 DEL (H 100 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 148.5 acres; 60% clearcut, 20% selection, 19% no-harvest, 2% roadside logging. Lower West Fork Hunter Creek, Upper West Fork Hunter Creek (HUM: T14N R01E Sec 11, 12, 14).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, steep roads, 32 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, marten, sharp shinned hawk, foothill yellow legged frog, Indian pipe, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/02/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 5 miles north of Klamath, CA and about 3 miles east of Redwood National Park and Highway 101 at an elevation of 100 to 900 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 are shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in units A, C and D.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, and construct a 100 foot segment of steep seasonal road on slopes between 15% and 20% grade inside unit B.  They also are planning to construct a segment of temporary road on slopes over 50% within 100 feet of a watercourse area in unit D, and construct a segment of seasonal road on slopes over 50% within 100 feet of a watercourse area in unit B. 32 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. The THP area is located inside Marten Special Management Area (MSMA) Tract #71, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of unit B, and within .50 miles of units A, C and D. Potential marbled murrelet habitat is located .84 miles SW of unit D on USFS/BLM property. In 2011, a sharp shinned hawk nest was reported .34 miles south of unit D and within 90 feet of the H10 Road, and foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur in Hunter Creek. Indian pipe was found inside unit D.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log between I-80 and Nevada City, CA.


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THP 2-20-002 NEV (Cascade THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 600 acres; 57% clearcut, 25% fuel break, 11% commercial thin, 7% selection, misc no-harvest logging. Buckeye Ridge, Burlington Ridge, Scotts Flat Reservoir, Upper Steephollow Creek (MD: T16N R10E Sec 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 15, 21, 22).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, 5 road drainage work sites, herbicides, CA spotted owl, osprey, northern goshawk, red fox, 2 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/21/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 9 miles east of Nevada City, CA, 4 miles south of Highway 49, and about 5 miles north of I-80 at an elevation of 3,300 to 4,500 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in ponderosa pine, white fir, Douglas fir, incense cedar and sugar pine forests. There are 5 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 4 unstable areas in section 5 outside of THP units, and 1 unstable area in section 21 outside of THP units.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning to use and construct roads, landings and crossings during the winter period, and use ground based equipment on steep slopes between 50% and 65% with a moderate erosion hazard. Five road drainage sites are planned for work including; rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and waterhole construction.  In 2012, an osprey was reported within .7 miles of the nearest THP unit, and a northern goshawk territory exists within .4 miles of the nearest THP unit in section 09. There is an historic (1989) sighting of a red fox within .6 miles of the nearest THP unit in section 32. Sierra blue grass was found in units 15-1002 and 22-304, and Butte County fritillary was found in unit 5-905. 11 CA spotted owl sightings were reported within .09 to .57 miles from the nearest THP unit.

Jackson State Forest to log SE of Fort Bragg, CA near Caspar, CA.


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THP 1-20-006 MEN (Caspar 500 THP) Jackson State Forest, 555 acres; 69% selection, 20% group selection, 6% no-harvest, 5% fuel break, 1% roadside logging. Caspar Creek (MD: T17N R17W Sec 3, 5, 8, 9, 10).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, steep roads, landslide terrain, 29 road drainage work sites, coho watershed, spotted owl, red tree voles, white flowered rein orchid, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/26/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 5 miles SE of Fort Bragg, CA and about 2 miles east of Caspar, CA and Highway 1 at an elevation of 120 to 620 feet. Jackson State Forest is planning an individual tree selection and group selection tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, western hemlock, grand fir and bishop pine forests. There are 52 landslide terrain sites within the THP area including; 26 deep seated landslide terrain site (rockslides, disrupted ground, failures off roads 500 and 600) and 26 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites (debris slides, failures off roads 500, 600 and 669).  Jackson State Forest is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, construct several steep segments of the R2 Road exceeding 15% grade, and construct a segment of road across an unstable area at the end of road 523.  29 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  White flowered rein orchid was found along a PG&E access road.  A possible red tree vole nest was reported within 300 feet of the THP area, and there are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log along the Highway 299 coast range summit NE of Arcata, CA.


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THP 1-20-005 HUM (Mule Creek THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 135.5 acres; 85% clearcut, 12% no-harvest, 2% roadside, 1% selection logging. Denman Creek, Long Prairie Creek (HUM: T6N R2E Sec 1, 2; T7N R2E Sec 35, 36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, steep roads, 5 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/24/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 8 miles NE of Arcata, CA near the Highway 299 coast range summit at an elevation of 1,000 to 2,040 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir and redwood forests. The THP area flows into the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, turbidity and temperature. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, and construct a 400 foot segment of steep road on slopes exceeding 65% in unit C. Five road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of unit A.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log SE of Crescent City, CA.


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THP 1-20-004 DEL (H 400 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 144 acres; 68% clearcut, 23% selection, 7% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging. Upper West Fork Hunter Creek (HUM: T15N R01E Sec 33, 34, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 13 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marten, sharp shinned hawk, foothill yellow legged frog, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/18/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 6 miles SE of Crescent City, CA and about 8 miles north of Klamath, CA at an elevation of 100 to 900 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 are shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in units B, C and D.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, construct a segment of temporary road (75 feet) inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse area in unit B, and construct a segment of temporary road (75 feet) inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse area in unit B. 13 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. The THP area is located within Marten Special Management Area (MSMA) Tract 71 where martens have been detected. In 2011, a sharp shinned hawk nest was observed 90 feet west of the H10 haul road, and foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur in Hunter Creek. There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 miles of units A, B, C and D.

Gualala Redwood Timber Company to clearcut log near Annapolis, CA


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THP 1-20-003 SON (Vista THP) Gualala Redwood Timber Company, 144 acres; 53% clearcut, 22% transition, 13% selection, 8% group selection, 4% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging. Lower Rock Pile Creek (MD: T11N R14W Sec 28, 29, 32, 33).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, 20 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, 2 watch list plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/17/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 4 miles SE of Gualala, CA, and about a mile SW of Annapolis, CA at an elevation of 80 to 960 feet.  Gualala Redwood Timber Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests. The THP area flows into the Gualala River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 15 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including; 7 unstable areas in unit 1, 5 unstable areas in unit 2, 1 unstable area in unit 3, and 2 unstable areas in unit 4. Gualala Redwood Timber Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging.  20 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Coast iris and fringed false hellebore were reported within the THP area.  There are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Jackson State Forest to log by the Camp One Campground and the Camp One Loop Trail.


Jackson State Forest
THP 1-19-224 MEN (Red Tail THP) Jackson State Forest, 345 acres; 91% selection, 9% group selection logging. Hare Creek, Kass Creek, Parlin Creek (MD: T18N R16W Sec 30, 31; T18N R17W Sec 23, 24, 25).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 46 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, heart leaf twayblade, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/15/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 5 miles SE of Fort Bragg near Camp One Campground and the Camp One Loop Trail at Jackson State Forest.  Jackson State Forest is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir and western hemlock forests at an elevation of 60 to 880 feet.  The THP area lies within the older forest management area (OFDA).  There are 9 landslide terrain sites including multiple shallow and dormant landslides (debris slides) and 4 road related failure sites including; 3 cut bank failures and a collapsed old railroad tunnel failure. The THP area flows into the South Fork of the Noyo River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  Jackson State Forest is planning to use and construct roads and landings during the winter period, use skid trails and 1 tractor crossing inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse area, and use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging to construct fire lines and for long line operations. 46 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. There are 3 marbled murrelet stands (red tail, south bend and south fork 3) within .25 miles of the THP area, and 3 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area.  Heart leaf twayblade was found along road 359.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log NW of Susanville, CA.


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THP 2-19-223 LAS (Cutter THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 689 acres; 94% clearcut, 4% rehab, 2% roadside logging. Cheney Creek, Papoose Creek, Upper Piute Creek (MD: T30N R10E Sec 12, 13, 24; T30N R11E Sec 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20). Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 33 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, CA spotted owl, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/05/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 6 miles NW of Susanville, CA, 5 miles south of Eagle Lake and about 12 miles NE of Westwood, CA at an elevation of 4,640 to 7,640 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in white fir, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  Roads and landings are proposed for construction and use during the winter period.  33 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Susanville beardtongue was found in sections 17, 18 and 20.  There is 1 CA spotted owl territory within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Timber Products Company to clearcut log between Etna, CA and the Russian Wilderness Area.


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THP 2-19-219 SIS (Smith Lake THP) Timber Products Company, 595 acres; 64% clearcut, 15% selection, 12% commercial thin, 6% seed tree, 3% shelterwood, misc roadside logging.  Clark Creek, Meeks Meadow Creek, Paynes Lake Creek, Upper French Creek (MD: T41N R10W Sec 25, T41N R9W Sec 9, 17, 19, 21, 31).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 70%, 11 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, Russian roadless area, spotted owl, foothill yellow legged frog, cascade frog, squaw carpet, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 02/04/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS, VIEW THP

This THP is 23 miles SW of Yreka, CA, and about 2.5 miles SW of Etna, CA by the community of French Creek and the Russian Wilderness Area (sections 19 and 25 are adjacent to the Russian Roadless Area) at an elevation of 3,300 to 6,600 feet.  The THP area is close (within .5 miles to 1 mile) of the popular trail system that links Smith, Meeks Meadow and Ruffey Lakes and contains regionally uncommon brewers spruce trees. Timber Products Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and erosive soils in Douglas fir, white fir, ponderosa pine, incense cedar, sugar pine, red fir, mountain hemlock and brewers spruce forests.  The THP area flows into the Scott River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/siltation and temperature. Timber Products Company is planning to use roads, landings, and crossings during the winter period, and use ground based equipment on existing skid trails on slopes up to 65% in areas designated for cable logging.  11 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, and culvert repair/replacement.  Foothill yellow legged frogs were reported at Hogan Lake 2 miles SW of the THP area, and cascade frogs were reported from .5 miles to 2 miles from the nearest THP units at Smith, Upper Ruffey, Albert and Payne Lakes. Squaw carpet was found in units 20T and 21T.  There are 3 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log NE of Nevada City near the Middle Fork of the Yuba River.


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THP 2-19-218 NEV (Dracula THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 612 acres; 40% clearcut, 30% fuel break, 23% commercial thin, 7% no-harvest, 1% selection, misc roadside logging. Squirrel Creek (MD: T18N R10E Sec 17, 18, 19, 20, 21).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, steep roads, oversized units, 14 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, CA spotted owl, foothill yellow legged frog, CA spotted owl, northern goshawk, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/03/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 3 miles NE of Malakoff Diggings State Park (near the Middle Yuba River) and about 10 miles NE of Nevada City, CA at an elevation of 3,440 to 4,500 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut and fuel break tractor based logging operation in Ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir, incense cedar and Douglas fir forests.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning to use and construct roads, landings and crossings during the winter period, and use ground based equipment on slopes over 50% with a high erosion hazard in unit 17-705.  They also are planning to construct a segment of steep road with 65% slopes in unit 17-802, and use ground based equipment on steep slopes over 65% in units 17-705 and 17-802.  14 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  In 2019, a northern goshawk was reported within .8 miles of the nearest THP unit in section 15.  Six foothill yellow legged frog sightings were reported within .02 miles to 1.6 miles from the nearest THP unit in sections 8, 9, 15, 16 and 20.  Five CA spotted owl sightings were reported within .02 to .9 miles from the nearest THP unit in sections 18, 20, 21 and 27.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log on steep and unstable slopes east of Hayfork, CA.


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THP 2-19-217 TRI (Brown Horse THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 413 acres; 89% clearcut, 10% selection, 1% roadside logging. East Fork Browns Creek, Middleton Gulch, Upper Reading Creek (MD: T31N R09W Sec 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 27; T31N R10W Sec 13).  Winter operations, extreme erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, 4 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/02/2020. SUBMIT COMMENTS, VIEW THP

This THP is about 7 miles SE of Douglas City, CA and about 15 miles east of Hayfork, CA at an elevation of 2,200 to 5,000 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, white fir, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  The THP area flows into the Trinity River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and siltation. There is an unstable area in section 27, highly erosion prone soils and several cut slope and fill slope road related failure sites in the THP area. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning to construct roads and landings during the winter period, and use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging within units 901, 1802 and 2701.  They also are planning to use ground based equipment on an existing skid trail along the edge of an unstable area in unit 1602, and use ground based equipment on existing skid trails with slopes over 50% with a high or extreme erosion hazard rating in units 1602, 2101 and 2301T.  In 2019, a foothill yellow legged frog was reported within 500 feet of the nearest harvest unit in section 13. Tracy’s Collomia was found in unit 1603, clustered lady’s slipper was found in units 1601 and 1603, mountain lady’s slipper was found in unit 2102, and Howell’s lewisia was found in units 1701, 1802, 2301 and 2302.  There are 11 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

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


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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.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log north of Klamath, CA.


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THP 1-19-220 DEL (Wilson 300 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 160.5 acres; 67% clearcut, 22% selection, 11% no-harvest logging. High Prairie Creek, North of Teds Ridge (HUM: T14N R01E Sec 3, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, steep roads, landslide terrain, 13 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, sharp shinned hawk, foothill yellow legged frog, Indian pipe, trees over 30” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/28/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 6 miles north of Klamath, CA and about a mile east of Highway 101 and Redwood National Park at an elevation of 240 to 1,440 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 are shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in units A, C and D.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use temporary roads and landings during the winter period, use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging inside unit C, and use a steep section of road in unit A exceeding 20% grade.  13 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There are 3 osprey nests within the THP area including; an osprey nest within 235 feet of the W10 Road, an osprey nest within 400 feet of the W100 Road, and an osprey nest within .25 miles of the W100 Road and unit E. Marbled murrelet stands are located within 300 feet of unit A, .25 miles of unit B, and within .25 miles of the W10 and W100 Roads.  In 2011, a sharp shinned hawk nest was observed 2 miles south of unit D, and Foothill yellow legged frogs are known to occur in McGarvey Creek immediately adjacent to units C and D. Indian pipe was found in unit D.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 miles of units A and C.

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.