SEA LEVEL RISE On Aug. 9 the California Coastal Commission awarded a $50,000 grant to Humboldt County to develop collaborative strategies to address sea level rise for some of the county’s most vulnerable areas – King Salmon, Fields Landing and Fairhaven/Finn Town. These communities are located along Humboldt Bay and at very low elevations. They’re vulnerable to flooding.
In the Humboldt Bay region, sea level is anticipated to rise faster than anywhere else in California due to the combined effects of land subsidence and sea level rise.
The grant funding will support public meetings to discuss potential effects of sea level rise, and develop policies and regulations in the Humboldt Bay Area Plan to adapt to the challenges associated with sea level rise.
For more information, contact Lisa Shikany at (707) 268-3780 or [email protected]