Thursday, Oct. 14 A Big Day For Nature Wonks – October 12, 2010
Kevin L. Hoover
ARCATA – Those whose interest in Arcata’s woodlands, parks and open spaces has been piqued by the recent surge in forest activism have some interesting choices for public meetings to attend this Thursday, Oct. 14.
At 4 p.m., the Forest Management Committee (FMC) meets in Council Chamber at City Hall, then makes a field trip to this summer’s timber harvest sites. The committee routinely conducts post-harvest inspections to ascertain impacts and refine its decisionmaking for future harvests.
At 6 p.m., the FMC will be back in Council Chamber along with Open Space & Agriculture, Wetlands & Creeks and Parks & Recreation committees for a big joint session.
Common areas of interest will be discussed, including the Arcata Ridge Trail, property acquisitions, the Forest Fund, Rotary and Redwood parks, Janes Creek/West End Road, Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Center expansion, Land Use Code Revisions, forest projects, timber harvest results, the Humboldt County General Plan Update and public comment.