Hiring: Administrative & Development Director

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The Northcoast Environmental Center is accepting applications for an Administrative/Development Director. This position is prefect for someone looking for part time work with flexible hours in a positive environment. Will need to work some...

March 7 – Spring Dinner and Dance Fundraiser

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Baked potato photo credit: Parker Freierbach | Delish.Com Date & Time: Saturday, March 7, 5 - 9 PM Location: Bayside Community Hall, 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd, Bayside, CA You're invited to the Northcoast Environmental Center's Spring Dinner & Dance...

Meet Your Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Candidates

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Caroline Griffith, EcoNews Journalist The State of California has changed the date of the primary election to March 3, meaning the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors election is right around the corner. County Supervisors determine...

News from the Center

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Well, here it is - 2020. We’re still on the lookout for the prophesized flying cars and robot servants, but for right now we’ll stay focused on things that are actually happening around the...

Environmental Policy Intern

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You can have a Virtual Washington, D.C. Experience and Learn how Policy is Made and Changed Learn Where Conservation Meets National Politics Knowledge of the relationship between politics and conservation is useful knowledge whether your...

The world’s oceans reached a new record heat level in 2019

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The heat in the world’s oceans reached a new record level in 2019, showing “irrefutable and accelerating” heating of the planet. The world’s oceans are the clearest measure of the climate emergency because they absorb...

House Natural Resources Committee Passes Bill to Restore and Protect Northwest California Public Lands...

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H.R. 2250 would support local economies and improve forest health and wildfire resiliency. On November 20, 2019, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources passed the Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act (H.R....

Terra-Gen Protest Rally and March – 12/14

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Terra-Gen Protest Rally and March (Update) Hosted By: North Coast Climate Justice Coalition Date and Time: Saturday, December 14 at 12 PM – 4 PM Location: Winema Theatre, 116 Main St, Scotia March and rally calling on Board of...

News from the Center

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Climate Crisis Since the last issue of EcoNews was published, the climate crisis has become more real to many members of the public who normally remain oblivious about anything outside of their social circle. The...

2019 Year in Review

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This Year’s Accomplishments 2019 was another successful and challenging year at the NEC! The following list features some of the many issues and events we worked on or were involved with. • Congressman Jared...

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Transportation

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As Supervisor, what would you do to improve and expand the County’s transportation infrastructure for pedestrians and non-motorized transportation? 4th District: Virginia Bass: I am a proponent of the trail being completed between Eureka and Arcata. I...

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Sea Level Rise

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What do you think the impacts of sea level rise (SLR) will be, and what do you think should be done about it with regard to local planning and development? 4th District: Virginia Bass: The county...

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Planning Commission

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As Supervisor, you will be appointing a representative to the County Planning Commission. What are the most important qualifications for that appointee and will you vet them for conflicts of interest? 4th District: Virginia Bass: My...

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Environmental Challenges

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What do you think the County’s biggest environmental challenges are, and how do you think the County should address them? 4th District: Virginia Bass: One of our biggest environmental challenges is the potential abandonment of properties...

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Energy

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What would you do to improve the County’s energy infrastructure? 4th District: Virginia Bass: I think it’s important for the county to become as self reliant as possible. I am very interested in the opportunity to...

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Economic Development

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How do you think the County can balance economic development while protecting Humboldt Bay for fisheries and recreation? 4th District: Virginia Bass: It is not an either/or proposition. Balance is key and I think in order...

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Dams

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The County has supported removal of Klamath dams, but has no policy on the Eel River dams. What should the County’s position be? 4th District: Virginia Bass: I will be upfront with you and telling you...

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Cannabis

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What are all of the environmental impacts of the cannabis industry in Humboldt County, and what are the best ways to minimize those impacts from an enforcement and planning perspective? 4th District: Virginia Bass: Quite frankly...

Supervisor’s Questionnaire: Affordable Housing

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How can the County most effectively address the need for affordable housing while protecting forests, farmland, open space, and already existing communities? 4th District: Virginia Bass: We can adjust our regulations to allow for more infill,...

Hiring: Office and Event Support Staff

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              Work Schedule: Anytime Mon - Thur 9-3, must be available some evenings and weekends for events Hours per Month: 20 hours per month Wage/Salary: 12.00 Wage/Salary Type: Hourly Employment Start Date: Week of February 2, 2020 Employment End Date: Last dayof Work Study (mid-May 2020) Position...

Environmental Education Internship

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Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Semesters The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering an Environmental Education Internship for the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 school year (October - May). The goal is to ensure high...

Upcycling Workshop at Arts & Drafts – July 19

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Upcycling Workshop at Arts & Drafts Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM Join the Northcoast Environmental Center and Arts & Drafts for an exciting upcycling workshop collaboration! Turn your trash into treasure! This...

NEC Supports SB 424 – Tobacco Product Recyclability and Producer Responsibility Act

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Senator Jackson is currently authoring a bill (SB 424) that seeks to eliminate plastic waste and pollution due to single-use tobacco products. The bill bans sale of single-use tobacco products, including single-use filters, single-use...

Tribe Establishes Rights of the Klamath, Dam Removal Closer

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Dam removal on the Klamath River is one step closer to reality. The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), which is the entity charged with removing the lower four dams on the Klamath River, announced...

Zero Waste Internship

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Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Semesters The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering a Zero Waste Internship for the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 school year (October - May). The focus will be on zero...