FOER Comments on Hum Co Cannabis Ordinance Final EIR

Wednesday, March 28 2018 Humboldt County Board of Supervisors via email to SLazar@co.humboldt.ca.us Re: Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and FEIR Dear Supervisors; Friends of the Eel River (“FOER”) submits the following comments to supplement our previous comments, particularly with respect to County staff’s proposed alternatives regarding “watershed caps” and restrictions on permitting new commercial … Read more

Tribes, Conservationists Demand Tougher Cannabis Regulations

PRESS RELEASE Karuk Tribe • Yurok Tribe TRIBES, CONSERVATIONISTS DEMAND TOUGHER CANNABIS REGULATIONS Excessive Number of Cannabis Operations Threatens Humboldt’s Fish, Wildlife, and Water Quality Eureka, Calif. – Representatives from the Karuk Tribe, Yurok Tribe, and Friends of the Eel River will attend the next Humboldt County Supervisors’ meeting to demand stronger cannabis regulations to protect Humboldt’s … Read more

Action Alert: Demand Effective Regulation for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

Talking points and background – Humboldt County cannabis cultivation ordinance To protect the North Coast’s waters and fish, we need to raise our voices to demand Humboldt County effectively regulate its cannabis industry. Please join us on Monday, March 19 at 9:00 am at the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting (825 5th Street, Supervisors … Read more

The Importance of Baseline Data and Cumulative Effects

“This is where we get to the idea of cumulative effects – how do we ensure that the watershed remains capable of supporting salmon and steelhead and other species that we need and frankly have an obligation to.”  Scott Greacen, Conservation Director for Friends of the Eel River, hosts with guest Larry Glass, President of … Read more

FOER Comments on Hum Co Commercial Cannabis Draft EIR

Humboldt County Planning & Building Department Attn: Steve Lazar, Senior Planner 3015 H Street Eureka, CA 95501-4484 via email to slazar@co.humboldt.ca.us Re: Comments – Draft Environmental Impact Report for Amendments to Humboldt County Code Regulating Commercial Cannabis Activities Dear Mr. Lazar, The following comments are offered on behalf of the board, staff, and supporters of … Read more

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! The county has failed to … Read more

Scoping Comments – Environmental Impact Report for Amendments to Hum Co Code Regulating Commercial Cannabis Activities

Tuesday, May 9, 2017   Humboldt County Planning & Building Department Attn: Steve Lazar, Senior Planner 3015 H Street Eureka, CA 95501-4484 via email to slazar@co.humboldt.ca.us Re: Scoping Comments – Environmental Impact Report for Amendments to Humboldt County Code Regulating Commercial Cannabis Activities Dear Mr. Lazar, The following comments are offered on behalf of the … Read more

Comments to California Department of Water Resources on Eel River Valley Groundwater Sustainability

Click here to read our full comments to the California Department of Water Resources on Humboldt County’s Groundwater Sustainability Plan Alternative. The excerpt below outlines one example of an adverse impact on the river resulting from unsustainable groundwater use. Strangely enough, after a series of historically dry, hot years, in the last weeks of August … Read more

$34 M Salt River Restoration Stalls

Three decades in the making, the $34 million Salt River Restoration Project has now stalled, and if the project is not back up and running by October, it could risk losing its funding. According to Michael Bowen, project manager of the California Coastal Conservancy, the stalled project could impact local restoration and construction economies. “There … Read more