Letter to EcoNews: Police Reform and the Environment

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Police Reform and the Environment I recently read an interesting opinion piece in EcoNews from Matt Simmons, (Redwood Coalition for Climate and Environmental Responsibility), titled “The Link Between the Environment and Police Reform”.  It was...

Otter Spotting on the North Coast

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by Caroline Griffith Catching sight of a river otter in the wild can be an exhilarating moment. Playful and sleek, Lontra canadensis (sukseswilh in Wiyot or ło:q’-yiditile in Hupa) is the top of its water-based...

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...

Dear EcoNews: Aspiring Cyclist

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Do you have an environmental query? Would you like to ask an expert? Submit your questions to [email protected] and we will find a local expert to set you on the right path.       Dear EcoNews, I know...
Colin Fiske at Clam Beach. Photo: Courtesy of Colin Fiske.

How Do We Design the Plaza for People?

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What does it mean to design a public space for people over cars? Colin Fiske of the Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities discusses the key principles of transportation planning and how the Arcata Plaza...
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CNPS Happenings — July 2021

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Stay Updated: www.northcoastcnps.org  https://www.facebook.com/NorthCoastCNPS/ CNPS welcomes everyone.  No expertise required. ................................................................. Evening Programs will resume in September -- we hope in-person as well as via Zoom! ................................................................................................... Field Trips Register with Carol at 707-822-2015 or [email protected] to learn details.  Covid protocols observed. July...

Del Norte Coastal Cleanup Recovers Over 2 Tons of Trash

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(from our friends at the Smith River Alliance) Fall Coastal Cleanup recovers over 2 tons of trash December Smith River NRA Cleanup recovers 900 lbs.   The Smith River Alliance (SRA) reported that the Del Norte Coastal Cleanup...

Impactos del cambio climático en las secoyas costeras

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Por Matt Simmons    Todos sabemos que el cambio climático tiene y seguirá teniendo un impacto dramático en nuestro planeta. Pero saber exactamente cuál será ese impacto puede ser un asunto complicado. Los patrones climáticos de...

Planning a Zero Waste Wedding

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Krista Miller, ZWH As you rethink how you organize your wedding in order to reduce waste, and ultimately your wedding’s carbon footprint, you must start with a commitment to sufficient advance planning, an emphasis on...

Eye on Washington: September 2021

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by Dan Sealy, Legislative Analyst    Recess is Over Congress took most of August and the first week of September off to return to their districts, meet with constituents and fundraise for the upcoming 2022 elections. (Yes,...

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...

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...

Poetry: Just Us

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Just Us  by Rick Rayburn Scent of pitch and decaying wet leaves  over coarse volcanic sands  above the black lake.    My wife’s shoulder rises with each breath,
 as dawn’s stars dim above sugar pines, heavy  with pulling pendulous cones.    Damp splits night...

Craft for the Coast Trash Art Contest Winners

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What is Craft for the Coast? Craft for the Coast was the NEC's first annual trash art contest. This event strives to bring awareness to marine debris issues and give litter a new life. By...

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...
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Klamath Salmon 2020 Outmigration: Late storms, a threatened lawsuit and faulty stream adjudications

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Felice Pace, North Group Water Chairperson   In the February/March ECONEWS I reported on the difficulties Chinook and Coho salmon faced getting to their spawning grounds in the Scott River Basin last Fall. The Chinook never...

Nexus: Food Holds the Power to Harm or Heal

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by Tamara McFarland, Cooperation Humboldt Food holds power. The power to heal or to harm. To connect or to divide. To restore or to exploit. With every bite we take, we register a tiny vote...

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...

Does “Vegetation Management” Equal Clearcuts? Concerns Grow Over TPUD Proposal

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by Caroline Griffith In what they are calling “Proactive right of way expansion and vegetation management” in the name of fire safety, the Trinity Public Utilities District (TPUD) and the Western Area Power Authority (WAPA)...
View from Titlow Hill looking south, in snow. Photo: John Abela, Flickr CC.

Wedgewood: Poetry from Catherine Gurin

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For much of its newfound natural gas richness the United States can thank the horrifying mass extinctions of the Late Devonian period. —Peter Brannen, The Ends of the World    In the predawn dark, the flame blue...
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End of Billboard Blight in Sight?

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Jennifer Kalt, Director, Humboldt Baykeeper Since 2010, 18 billboards along Humboldt Bay have been removed through hard work and advocacy by Keep Eureka Beautiful, Sierra Club, Humboldt Bay Billboard Bye Bye, Humboldt Baykeeper, the City...

Persistence, Conviction and Citizen Science Lead to a Win for Spring Chinook

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By Caroline Griffith  On Wednesday, June 16, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to list Klamath spring Chinook salmon as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act. The listing came in response to a...
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EPIC: Forging Fire Strategies

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Photos and story by Kimberly Baker The time to adapt and live with wildfire is here. Many communities across the west are working toward that goal. The climate crisis is thrusting change upon urban and...

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!...

Planning for Rising Seas in the Humboldt Bay Area

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Aldaron Laird is a local environmental planner who has spent years thinking about how best to prepare the Humboldt Bay area for flooding, erosion, and higher groundwater levels that are projected in the next...