Green Diamond to clear-cut near Strawberry Rock
The Trinidad Forest Forum posted links to the logging plan and maps of the area.
This logging plan includes 84 acres of clear-cutting and 25.5 acres of “selection” logging. The main trail up to Strawberry Rock passes through a grove with trees over 100 years old, this is marked on the maps as “Unit E.” 18 acres are slated for clear-cutting in that patch. 6.5 is marked for selection. There are very few trees left in the Trinidad area even close to 100 years old. The forest on the west facing slopes and terraces uphill from Trinidad was mostly clear-cut in the early 1900’s and later burned in a huge fire in 1945. It was then logged again, the timber company (companies?) took most of the remaining big trees. Green Diamond aims to take some of the very few that remain, a grove that holds significance for many people who visit the rock and the forest.
The blog “is intended to serve as a forum for information about the proposed clear-cuts near Strawberry Rock,” so you can keep up with the discussion there. Bookmark the link or find it in the Humboldt Herald blogroll.