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Arcata council OKs drastically cut budget, adds Open Space tax measure to ballot

Arcata council OKs drastically cut budget, adds Open Space tax measure to ballot

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The City Council has approved a $48 million city budget deeply impacted by the global crisis. Sheltering in place and business closures have drastically reduced sales, use and bed tax revenue, forcing across-the-board cuts in city departments.  The council assumed the worst about revenues in the year

Eco-Briefs for Sept. 19 and beyond

350 HUMBOLDT 350 Humboldt’s monthly meeting is set for Thursday, Sept. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at El Chipotle restaurant, 850 Crescent Way in Sunny Brae. The group will consider a possible new campaign to decrease use of natural gas in Arcata. All are welcome. 350 Humboldt supports 350.org‘s core mission of keeping fossil

Eco-Briefs for Sept. 13, 2019 and beyond

CANNABIS AND WILDLIFE TALK Join Redwood Region Audubon Society on Friday, Sept. 13, for a program entitled “The Effects on Forest Wildlife from Cannabis Cultivation on Public Lands” with Dr. Greta Wengert. The deleterious impacts to wildlife from cannabis “trespass grows” on public lands have only recently been identified as a wildlife conservation issue. Water

Meet the Arcata Chamber’s Green Business of the Year nominees

Joellen Clark-Peterson Arcata Chamber of Commerce ARCATA – Each business has different challenges and opportunities in interacting harmoniously with the environment. The nominees for Green Business of the Year show that Arcata is upholding its reputation as a green community. Alchemy Distillery Alchemy Distillery has always loved the idea of upcycling and creative reuse, and

Humboldt Planco ponders climate change, sea level rise

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A county staff report states that sea level rise is “a significant threat to every aspect of life on the North Coast” but opinions on how to react to it are divided. Based on a “vulnerability assessment” by hydrologist Aldaron Laird, a staff report prepared for the county’s

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

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