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Yak pack on fast track to bushwhack blowback

Yak pack on fast track to bushwhack blowback

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – It was nice while it lasted, the glimmer of goodwill projected by the two two-legged creatures among the five who live together in the Arcata Community Forest. A recent encounter with the infamous “yaksmen” and their animal companions went famously, with a passing bicyclist enjoying fresh milk

Area man survives shark attack at City Hall

Shunka Fourwinds Mad River Union ARCATA, APRIL 1 – Recent efforts to re-introduce indigenous animal species locally may have backfired. The trend began not in eco-groovy Arcata, but McKinleyville, where the Friends of Widow White Creek were able to re-establish a colony of Eye-Sucking Lampreys, an aquatic species able to propel themselves out of the

Arcata Vets start volunteer community cleanups

Mad River Union ARCATA – Further extending its community service and outreach, the Arcata’s Veterans Group is undertaking regular volunteer cleanup days. Sophia D. Bogner, president of the Legion Auxiliary and a Humboldt State Environmental Science major, must conduct community service via an internship as a graduation requirement. With the Vets Hall as her service

Proposed new parcel tax would fund open space, trails, creeks and wildlife

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Once a year the City Council sits down with its four environmental advisory committees, takes updates and looks ahead. The meeting also lets the citizen-led groups – Forest Management, Open Space & Agriculture, Parks & Recreation and Wetlands & Creeks – learn about what the others are

Eco-Briefs for Nov. 29, 2017

92 YEARS OF TREE GROWTH & DEATH The City of Arcata Environmental Services Department’s Forest Ecology Fall Lecture Series presents “Ninety-Two Years of Tree Growth and Death in the Arcata Community Forest” by Benjamin Iberle of Humboldt State’s Forestry & Wildland Resources Department, Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center,

Sea level rise response requires radical rethinks

Patrick Evans Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata is almost an island in a photo taken after heavy winter rain in 1975. Water laps at the edges of U.S. Highway 101 and Samoa Boulevard and connects the Mad River to Humboldt Bay via the Arcata Bottom. The photo is a preview of the city’s future,

Colleagues, friends mourn loss of Lowell Diller

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Humboldt State University Wildlife professor Lowell Diller has passed away at age 69. Diller was a 27-year member of Arcata’s Forest Management Committee. A scholarship is being established in his name at HSU. Environmental Services Director Mark Andre said Diller had “a passion for all things living,”

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