Eye On Washington: May 2021

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Dan Sealy, NEC Legislative analyst   More Biden Cabinet Members Confirmed  President Biden boasts one of the most diverse cabinets in history. Along with strong black male and female voices, he appointed the first Native American and...

Tolowa Dee-ni’ Seek Return of Reservation Ranch

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By Caroline Griffith Until the arrival of miners in 1852, the Tolowa Dee-ni’ lived in harmony with the land now known as the Smith River Plain. In 1853, the land was claimed by those in...

News From the Center

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By Larry Glass and Carrie Tully One of the groups focused on Climate Change that has gotten my attention is the Extinction Rebellion. They’ve recently started talking about the crime of ecocide. What is ecocide? I...

Human Chain Blocks Logging in Jackson State Forest; Another Tree Sit Goes Up

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Press release, Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters for Redwood Nation Earth First!   Caspar CA--Two hours before sunrise on Monday morning, a group of concerned citizens gathered at the entrance to Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF)...

Get On Board for the Climate-Wanted: Ideal Sites for Solar Facilities

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by Martha Walden, for 350 Humboldt Public comment at the Planning Commission hearing on the first day of April revealed much county-wide enthusiasm for the 4 MW solar array proposed for the outskirts of Blue...

Solutions Summit

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by Michael D. Pulliam HUMBOLDT NONPROFITS CONSECRATE FOOD SANCTUARY At the end of March, a pair of Humboldt County-based social change organizations held a socially distant public ceremony to consecrate their newly-secured community garden as a...

Toward an Effective Water Quality Plan for the Smith River Plain

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                                                     By Felice Pace, Water Chair for North Group Redwood Chapter Sierra Club   The North Coast Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) recently released its Draft Water Quality Plan for the Smith River Estuary Lands known...

Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA): Waist High in Waste Management

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By Ali Ong Lee   The Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) receives solid waste and offers a variety of toxic waste and recycling options (often for a fee) to keep materials safely out of the waste...
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CRTP: Is This the Year We Finally Chart the Course for a Climate-Friendly County?

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by Colin Fiske Climate-harming pollution is a byproduct of almost every aspect of our modern lives, from heating our homes to disposing of our waste to moving from place to place. The impacts of runaway...
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CNPS Happenings– March 2021

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  Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes anyone interested in native plants to join our events.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Program May 12, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. "Serpentine Ecology: Wacky soils build glorious places."  Where mantle rocks are found on the...

Local Food Sovereignty: Grow Local! Grow Natives! Lost Foods

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article and photos by Monty Caid  Food Sovereignty once existed all over the world where large, indigenous human populations thrived.  Abundant foods once came from ecosystems that created foods naturally in a food forest, oak...

Seasonal Notes from a Backyard Gardener

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Article and photos by Casey Cruikshank As the weather warms, many gardeners are excitedly tending to their spring crops and preparing for the upcoming summer season. Here are some ideas and methods for a successful...
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Zero Waste Humboldt: Diversity Benefits Environmental Organizations

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by Margaret Gainer One of the defining characteristics of northern California’s Redwood Coast is the strong environmental awareness that has become a part of the region’s culture. For such a remote, rural area, there are...

NEC Join Lawsuit Against Cannabis Farm Permitting Process

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Citizens for a Sustainable Humboldt press release Citizens for a Sustainable Humboldt (CSH) and the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) have filed a lawsuit in the Humboldt County Superior Court challenging the environmental review and...

EPIC Uncovers Mendocino Redwood Company Violations that Endanger the Northern Spotted Owl

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By Matt Simmons The northern spotted owl (“NSO”) is an iconic species of the forest defense movement. And because of decades of activism and laws like the Endangered Species Act, timber companies are required to...

Bringing the Forest Back to Health: Collaboration Between the Wiyot Tribe and HSU

By Brittany Kleinschnitz& Carrie Tully During a time when countless social and environmental issues exist in our local and global communities, it can be challenging to know where best to put our activist energy. Many...

Community Coastal Column: Peninsula Pride

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by Ivy Munnerlyn, NEC Coastal Programs Coordinator I’m a newer transplant to Humboldt County, and one of the first things that struck me upon arriving here was just how much the community cares about this...

Air Resources Board Offset Task Force Process Marked by Resignations and Recriminations

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By Gary Graham Hughes   A task force facilitated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to explore establishing new offset protocols for the California Cap-and-Trade Program is laboriously arriving at its conclusion.  The finish line for...

Burned Tree Logging: Economics Disguised as Safety

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By Caroline Griffith    Though the intensity and frequency of wildfires has increased due to climate change and past forest-management decisions, fire has always been a part of the landscape. Post-fire landscapes are important to biodiversity...

The August Complex Logging Frenzy

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by Kimberly Baker The 2020 August Complex was the largest recorded wildfire in California recent history burning over 1 million acres on the Mendocino, Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers National Forests. During the fire an estimated...

Devolviendo la salud al bosque: Colaboración entre la tribu Wiyot y HSU

Por Brittany Kleinschnitz y Carrie Tully traducción por Jasmin Segura   Durante esta época en la que existen innumerables problemas sociales y ambientales en nuestras comunidades locales y globales, puede ser un desafío saber dónde es mejor...

Volunteer Spotlight: NEC Intern, Anneke Fischle

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  What inspires you to volunteer your time? While I was in college, I discovered the impacts marine debris has on the ocean, sea life, and beach communities. I specifically found it shocking that the Great...

Letter to EcoNews: Chainsaws from the past-still echo in my head

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  Dave Van de Mark’s piece on Redwood National Park brought back memories of my old summer job with USGS in summer 1974, which Bob Ziemer made happen. I was an art major at HSU...

From Earth Day to May Day: Practicing Solidarity

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By Caroline Griffith Divide and conquer is a strategy often used by the ruling class to stay in power. From the creation of a racialized slave-class designed to keep indentured Europeans from uniting with African...
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May Sandpiper

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