Tag Archives: Jacoby Creek Forest

Arcata enviro-leader Mark Andre leaving an incomparable legacy

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – For many, Mark Andre is as much a part of the Arcata Community Forest as its surviving old growth redwood trees, all of whom he knows personally. Now, those who haven’t imagined an Arcata without the mild-mannered Environmental Services director on watch are reluctantly adjusting to news

Forest committee inspects new parcel, harvest

FOREST FORCE Arcata’s citizen-led Forest Management Committee (FMC) hit the trail(s) in recent weeks to give personal scrutiny to a new asset and the aftermath of a recent harvest. First they traveled to the site of this year’s sustainable forest harvest near Redwood Park. About 18 to 20 acres was harvested of about 340,000 board

Arcata’s Mall of the Wild – the Jacoby Creek Forest

THERE’S GOT TO BE a better nickname for the amazing and newly expanded Jacoby Creek Forest (JCF). But none better suited to its status as a sanctuary for the wild animal-Americans with whom we share A-town. Clockwise from top left, a Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis); two views of a fisher (Pekania pennanti), video of which may be viewed here; and finally, a ghostly mountain lion or cougar (Puma concolor). Home to many splendid beasts and their fragile habitat, the JCF isn’t open to the public except for occasional limited, city-guided walks. Photos courtesy Michael McDowall | City of Arcata Environmental Services

Jacoby Creek Forest expands by 114 acres

The expansion was made possible thanks to over $1.5 million dollars in funding provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Proposition 1 Watershed Restoration Grant Program, the CAL FIRE Forest Legacy-California Climate Investments Program, the California Natural Resources Agency’s Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Grant Program, the City of Arcata and local donations made to the Humboldt Area Foundation’s Arcata Forest Fund.

2018 harvest wrapped up, Ridge Trail crossing soon to open, city buying Forsyth Property

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The city is preparing to make a long-sought, historic addition of 49 acres to its 2,350-acre Arcata Community Forest (ACF) while wrapping up a harvest in its 1,305-acre Jacoby Creek Forest (JCF). Meanwhile, the Arcata Ridge Trail’s key crossing across county territory is being finalized while a

Jacoby Creek Forest expanding, Humboldt State getting own forest

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union JACOBY CREEK FOREST – Arcata’s “other” municipally-owned woodland, the 1,340-acre Jacoby Creek Forest, is about to expand by 80 acres thanks to a $1,754,000 grant from the California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. The grant also helps make possible the acquisition of 887 acres for a new Humboldt State