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News From the Center

Thanks to everyone who financially contributed to our Summer Fund Appeal! We greatly appreciate your continued support. It’s contributions like yours that have allowed...

Terra-Gen’s Humboldt Wind Energy Project Presents Concerns for Wildlife

EPIC and the Northcoast Environmental Center submitted comments in June on the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the proposed Terra-Gen Humboldt Wind Energy...

NEC’s Zero Waste Coastal Cleanup Day Takes a Stand Against Single-Use Plastics

On September 21, the NEC is celebrating its 40th anniversary of organizing beach cleanups! What began as a humble beach beautification project at the...
An artistic rendering of the proposed hotel project at Cher-Ae Heights Casino off Scenic Drive south of Trinidad, as submitted to the North Coast Journal.

Trinidad Rancheria Hotel Voted Down; Project will be Resubmitted

For a third time since last Spring, the Coastal Commission staff report recommends a “No” vote on the Trinidad Rancheria’s proposed Hyatt hotel when...

Obi Kaufmann: Naturalist, Artist, Wanderer

 “In my art and writing about ecology, I am more satisfied with the exploration of the best, most simple and elegant question than I am...
A banner protesting Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) logging in the Mattole, April 29, 2014. Photo: QueRoule, Flickr CC.

Rekindling Timber Wars in the Mattole

When Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) bought Pacific Lumber (Palco)’s timberland, Humboldt County heaved a sigh of relief.  The company claimed to be committed to...

NEC’s Coastal Cleanup Day Says NO to Fast Fashion

If you’ve been following the NEC’s updates about this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day then you’re aware that there are some big exciting changes in...
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Eye on Washington: Hearings, Busses, and Bad Actors, oh my!

Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act Hearing A coalition of local and national conservation organizations that have been working on legislation to address...
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Coastal Commission to Vote on Major Changes to 101 Corridor between Eureka and Arcata

  On August 7, the Coastal Commission will vote on Caltrans’ Eureka-Arcata 101 Corridor Safety Improvement Project, which includes an interchange at Indianola Cutoff, a...
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EPIC Concerns with Sierra Pacific and Green Diamond

Sierra Pacific up to the Same Old Tricks A proposed Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI), was recently released in its draft form...
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North Coast Water Board Comes to Eureka

Residents speak up for Elk River & National Forest Water Quality Two salient items were on the agenda of the June 19 and 20 North...
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CNPS: Fall Plant Sale & Events

Fall Native Plant Sale Sat. & Sun., September  28 & 29 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (CNPS members only pre-sale 9 - 10 a.m.) Freshwater Farms Reserve 5851 Myrtle Ave., Eureka...
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What Really Happens with Plastics Recycling?

A combination of waste reduction legislation, increased manufacturer responsibility and a societal shift in our thinking and our habits will reduce plastic pollution. What...
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What’s Your Street Story?

We all use public streets, and we all have stories—about the place we almost got hit by a car, or couldn’t cross the street...

Creature Feature: The Buzz About Bees

As a beekeeper and self-proclaimed bee nerd, I am often asked about the decline of the honey bees (Apis mellifera) and what we should...