The NEC, EPIC, and Humboldt Baykeeper call for the resignation of Humboldt County Planning...

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NEC Press Release The Northcoast Environmental Center, EPIC, and Humboldt Baykeeper call for the resignation of Humboldt County Planning Commissioner Kevin McKenny. As reported by the Lost Coast Outpost, in a Notice of Violation dated...
Julian Lange at a NO-GO Road Protest. Photo: Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium.

The NO-GO Road 30 Years Later

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This April marked the 30th anniversary of the GO Road. A road originally scheduled to run from Gasquet to Orleans (hence the name G-O) in order to permit timber harvesting and other resource extraction...

Northcoast Environmental Center’s Board of Supervisors Candidate Questionnaire

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NEC Press Release Northcoast Environmental Center’s Board of Supervisors Candidate Questionnaire The Northcoast Environmental Center believes it is important for the electorate to be informed regarding the position of candidates on important Environmental issues. As such we...

Join the Northcoast Environmental Center to make every day Earth Day!

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NEC Press Release Celebrate the 48th year of Earth Day with the Northcoast Environmental Center! We will be hosting a beach cleanup Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 from 10am to 12pm at Samoa Beach Power Poles!...
View from Titlow Hill looking south, in snow. Photo: John Abela, Flickr CC.

Changing the Law Rather than Enforcing it: The County’s Response to Illegal Activity on...

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Titlow Hill has been the location of illegal and unpermitted activities for decades. From building roads to sub-dividing and selling parcels, the development in this area poses major risks to its environment, wildlife, and...

NEC’s Spaghetti Dinner FUN(d)Raiser with Music

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NEC Press Release The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) invites you to attend this year’s spaghetti dinner, dance and silent auction FUN(d)Raiser at Bayside Community Hall on Saturday, March 24. The dinner menu features a spaghetti bar,...
Overlooking the Mad River. Photo: Jesse Palmer, Flickr CC.

Proposed Cannabis Facility on the Mad River Puts Humboldt’s Drinking Water at Risk

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Mercer-Fraser, an engineering company based out of Eureka, is proposing the construction of a 5,000-square-foot cannabis manufacturing facility at their property on the Mad River near Glendale. The site is immediately upstream from Humboldt...
The Klamath River near Happy Camp. Photo: Matt Baun, Flickr CC, USFWS.

Klamath Dam Removal in its First Stages

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The Klamath dams have been a source of debate and controversy on the North Coast for decades. In 2016, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation was tasked with gaining ownership and removal of four PacifiCorp...
Kelley Garrett (in a polar bear mask) holds signs at a National Monuments rally on the Arcata Plaza, December 2017. Photo: Sarah Duffy.

National Monument Cutbacks the Largest in US History

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“This is really a political move, I believe”, states Oregon representative Pam Marsh. In early December, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke released his National Monument review, describing his recommendations for Monuments such as...
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Hundreds of North Coast Volunteers Work to Make Trash Extinct on 33rd Annual California...

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NEC Press Release Hundreds of Humboldt County residents turned out Saturday, September 16 for Coastal Cleanup Day to lend their hands in support of clean beaches and waterways. Over 600 volunteers trekked shorelines and inland...