Coho, Spotted Owl harassment by Green Diamond
Ever since Simpson Timber changed it’s name to “Green Diamond Resource Company,” a warm, fuzzy feeling green-washes over the ears of any soul who catches the subtle vibrations of that poetic-yet-cynical name.
Here’s a snapshot of what Green Diamond is planning for Toss-up Creek. Key elements: endangered species, steep slopes, impaired creek in a watershed that will be clearcut in wet weather.
THP 1-11-094 HUM (Wiregrass 2012 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 112 acres; 80% clearcut, 12% selection, 8% no-harvest logging. Toss-up Creek (HUM: T7N R2E Sec.13, 24; T7N R3E Sec.18, 19, 30). Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 55%, impaired 303.d watershed, landslide terrain near units c, d, 6 road related work sites, coho watershed, 5 spotted owls within 1.3mi, trees up to 72” dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 11/24/11.