Tag Archives: Sunny Brae Tract

City sued over Arcata Ridge Trail routing

City sued over Arcata Ridge Trail routing

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A group of residents who live near Fickle Hill Road are suing the City of Arcata over the planned route of the Arcata Ridge Trail. The plaintiffs allege that the planned installation of the trail near their “Spring Complex” well could put their water supply at risk.

Dogs, horses, cyclists, joggers, hikers foment forest friction, trail sabotage, interesting conversations and blood

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Even before the Jan. 12 Arcata Forest Management Committee meeting had reached the first business item on its agenda, a theme had developed – user conflicts in the Arcata Community Forest. Virtually none of various forest user groups escaped criticism. While the early morning meeting rarely enjoys

This weekend’s environmental activities look like a lot of fun

Note: Did you know that the Union’s back page is dedicated every week to environmental activities? There are features, photos and a rundown of the eco-fun to be had in the immediate future (below). Check it out sometime! – Ed. Mad River Union AUDUBON MARSH TRIP Join the Redwood Region Audubon Society on a free

An update on Arcata forest issues

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Hardly anyone from the public attends the monthly meetings of the Forest Management Committee (FMC) – including its citizen members. Even with an update of the Forest Management Plan underway, the Arcata Ridge Trail steadily growing and a timber harvest in the works, the FMC hasn’t had

Uri Driscoll: City flying blind as Red Bull-engorged trail tyrants take over Sunny Brae Tract

The Sunny Brae forest trail issues are far from resolved. While Kevin [Hoover] did a good job of reporting he uncharacteristically gave Forest Management Committee (FMC) members and city staff a pass by letting them avoid addressing certain key issues. First of all, there was basically no public process prior to the design and development

Arcata Ridge Trail has many volunteers, a few issues and a big benefit planned

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union SUNNY BRAE – Arcata’s sustainably managed rainforests are generally roiling with good energy these days – on the trail, in the corridors of power at City Hall and soon, on the dance floor. Having been around since forever, Arcata’s forests are newly on the move – particularly in the