Action Alert: Comment on Humboldt County’s Commercial Cannabis DEIR

Humboldt County’s Cannabis Cultivation Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is now available for review. Friends of the Eel River believe that the DEIR does not adequately address cumulative impacts from the thousands of cannabis cultivation sites currently in existence.

Take action today to demand effective regulations that protect our watershed!

Southern Humboldt grow sites in 2015
Southern Humboldt grow sites in 2015

The county has failed to conduct thorough analysis of cannabis cultivation impacts, so we don’t have the data necessary to determine how much activity our landscape can handle. But we do know that fish are dying unnecessarily.

With only three staff members assigned to code enforcement, Humboldt County does not have the resources to enforce the ordinance, let alone enforce penalties for violators. The lack of resources dedicated to this issue sends a strong message that the county has very little interest in actually protecting our watershed.