Forsyth Property being logged prior to city purchase

The Forsyth addition, acquired last year, and the greater Forsyth property. City of Arcata graphic

Mad River Union

ARCATA – Logging was set to begin this past Monday in the Forsyth Property, a privately owned, 49-acre tract of land located just east of Humboldt State University.

The City of Arcata purchased two acres of the Forsyth Property last year, and is awaiting grant funds to purchase the remaining 49 acres. The property will then be incorporated into the Arcata Community Forest.

A $400,000 federal grant has been secured, and a federal grant for $750,000 is awaiting approval. An appraisal of the property is in the works.

Sometimes erroneously considered part of the Arcata Community Forest, or referred to as the “HSU Forest,” the area is well-used by students.

About 50 truckloads of logs will be drawn from the property over the next few weeks.


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