Just days before the Thanksgiving holiday, Green Diamond submitted a proposal to log the controversial area adjacent to Strawberry Rock, near the town of Trinidad. The new Timber Harvest Plan is NE of Trinidad and within the coastal zone. The THP proposes 84.6 acres of clearcutting. Strawberry Rock is culturally and spiritually sacred to the Yurok Tribe, but Green Diamond claims that the Timber Harvest Plan (THP) units do not contain any archeological or historical sites of significance.
A 45-acre proposed conservation easement for the forest trail and Strawberry Rock itself is being pursued by the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust. In addition to the cultural significance of Strawberry Rock, there are several listed species or their habitat that are known to occur in the area of the proposed THP including northern spotted owls, Humboldt martens, osprey and red-legged frogs, the THP is also within a coho salmon watershed.