Tag Archives: Environment

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,

For the love of Luna

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – It’s a rainy Thursday in early November, and a small group of hikers – researchers, students, teachers and one reporter – ascend a steep ridge trail just south of Scotia. Led by Stuart Moskowitz of Sanctuary Forest, we are on a trip to check on Luna, the iconic

Eco-Briefs for Nov. 17–28

BIOLOGY OF BAY FISHES Friends of the Arcata Marsh sponsors “The Biology of Some Humboldt Bay Fishes,” a free lecture by Ron Fritzsche, HSU emeritus professor of fisheries, Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center. Named HSU’s Outstanding Professor in 1990-91, Fritzsche spent time as an oceanography officer in the

Eco-Briefs from Nov. 8, 2017 onward – learn, hike, sweat and more

SALMON MONITORING LECTURE The Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Lecture Series continues with a lecture Wednesday, Nov. 8 with “Monitoring Salmon Movements Through Freshwater Creek” by Colin Anderson of California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The free lecture will include a brief overview of freshwater fish habitat in Humboldt Bay and Freshwater Creek. Anderson will discuss

Bringing growers into compliance

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Humboldt County’s push for compliance with commercial marijuana regulations now includes streamlining the violation abatement process. Changes to the county’s public nuisance codes were approved at the Oct. 24 Board of Supervisors meeting. They include giving the county’s planning director the authority to enter into compliance agreements with

Weekend eco-briefs

TRAIL WORKDAY The City of Arcata’s Environmental Services Department and the Humboldt Trails Council’s Volunteer Trail Stewards invite you to help develop trails in the Arcata Community Forest Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers meet at 9 a.m. at the small parking area at the Fickle Hill Road forest entrance next

Eco-briefs for Oct. 18, 2017

RAMBLE IN THE REDWOODS The North Group Sierra Club invites the public to a hike on Del Norte Redwood State Park’s Last Chance Coastal Trail Saturday, Oct. 21. Carpools meet at 9 a.m. at Ray’s Valley West Shopping Center in Arcata or at 10:30 a.m. at the Damnation Creek trailhead (3.3 miles north of Wilson

Mercer-Fraser loses Humboldt Bay Trail lawsuit

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Mercer-Fraser Company’s lawsuit against the City of Arcata has failed, with the city prevailing on the merits. Mercer-Fraser, which lost out on the bid for the nearly $5 million Humboldt Bay Trail North project, claimed that the city had bungled the  bidding process on the project. It

Humboldt State plover research a multi-prolonged effort

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA — Veteran Humboldt State University Wildlife Professor Mark Colwell and his graduate students partner with multiple agencies in monitoring nesting snowy plovers along the Northern California Coastline. Anchored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in concert with the Ecological Services Program of the Arcata Fish and Wildlife