Coastal Cleanup Month 2023 Recap

  2023 Marked the NEC’s 44th year of Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) activities.                                      Since the pandemic the NEC has expanded coastal cleanup...


Current Internships Plankton Monitoring Internship: April - June/Oct 2024    45-90 Hrs       --- Applications due by midnight March 17th --- Are you interested in the little creatures found in our Bay? Do you have microscope...

Butt In: Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

This program is no longer active. Please contact the NEC at with any questions! The Problem Did you know that cigarette butts are the most littered item in Humboldt County and the world? That's right: 4.5...

Reduce Single-Use Pledge

The Reduce Single Use Pledge asks restaurants to only provide single-use foodware upon customer request. Often the default for restaurants when preparing to-go orders is to provide single-use foodware (utensils, napkins, condiment containers, bags, etc.)...

Civic Engagement

Upcoming Elections The next election is the Presidential Primary Election on March 3, 2020. Check out the County of Humboldt Candidate Guide here. Citizens can find information regarding voter registration and voting procedures here: Candidate Forums The Northcoast...

Terra-Gen Wind Project – DENIED!

Status: As of December 17, 2019 - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to oppose Terra-Gen's Humboldt Wind Energy. View more information on Lost Coast Outpost. About the Project Humboldt Wind, LLC proposes the construction...
View from Titlow Hill looking south, in snow. Photo: John Abela, Flickr CC.

Titlow Hill Development

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...
Overlooking the Mad River. Photo: Jesse Palmer, Flickr CC.

Mercer-Fraser’s Proposed Cannabis Extraction Facilities

Mercer-Fraser, an engineering company based out of Eureka, proposed the construction of a 5,000-square-foot cannabis manufacturing facility at their property on the Mad River near Glendale in January 2018. The proposed site is immediately...
The Klamath River near Happy Camp. Photo: Matt Baun, Flickr CC, USFWS.

Klamath Dam Removal

The story of the Klamath River is a long one. Its history with Native Americans and later the fisherman, loggers, ranchers, and others that came to rely on its resources has evolved in recent...
Workers spraying herbicide in a nature reservePhoto: Alan Harper, Flickr CC

Herbicide & Pesticide Spraying

The Northcoast Environmental Center monitors, discusses various herbicide and pesticide spraying plans and works with our Affiliate Member Group Californians for Alternatives to Toxics (CATs) to provide feedback to the various municipalities that are...
Canyon Creek Lakes, in Trinity Alps. Canyon Creek is a proposed Wild & Scenic River. Photo: Miguel Vieira, Flickr CC.

Congressman Huffman’s Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation and Working Forests Act

The Northcoast Environmental Center’s own Larry Glass, Dan Sealy and Bob Morris have spent the past four years working with a collaborate group to draft language that will not only designate more than 300...

Japan Tsunami Marine Debris

On March 11, 2011, a devastating 9.0 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. The disaster claimed nearly 16,000 lives, injured 6,000, and destroyed or damaged countless buildings. Unfortunately, the effects of theses natural disasters did...
Stream Relocated for Cannabis Grow. Photo: NEC

Cannabis Issues in Northwest California

The Northcoast Environmental Center continues to stay engaged with the County over its cannabis ordinances to ensure reasonable enforcement efforts are included with the permitted expansions. The NEC has weighed in on both Humboldt...

Humboldt County Supervisors Questionnaire 2018

Humboldt County Supervisors 4th and 5th District Candidate Questionnaire on Environmental Issues Presented by The Northcoast Environmental Center A primary mission of the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is to educate citizens of the North Coast regarding environmental issues....

Marine Protected Areas

0 The postcard beauty of California’s coastline is as much a part of the state’s identity as Hollywood and sunshine, the Golden Gate bridge and the giant redwood trees. The seastacks, tidepools, reefs and kelp...
Slide at Last Chance Grade

Last Chance Grade

The Northcoast Environmental Center’s Conservation Committee is monitoring this project closely, as the watershed, wildlife and forest will be impacted. At this point we’re awaiting CalTran’s alternative routes and will be attending their CEQA/NEPA...