If he could see the destabilizing results of removing vegetation from
our shoreline, and the neglect and lack of upkeep on the jetties it would surely break his heart. RIP Mr. Magoon, and thank you for stabilizing our bay's entrance.
I have a different take.
Uri, with Manila neighbors and fellow equestrians saw a problem (blowout in the Rudd Property fore dune) and used their time and initiative to do do their best to alleviate the problem with
Manila CSD disassembled the repairs. What the hell! Is anyone paying attention to our coastlines resilience? My hat is off to Uri and the others who are working for stability, paying attention. Heartfelt thanks to you.
County is the Responsible Party (CEQA) I am not sure what is going-on there,
but whatever it is let us hope for a recognition of our Wildlife and Wetland Habitat,
before it is lost.
Herbicide drift destoys neighbors cotton crop.
Granted no one is growing cotton in Mckinleyville,
but we can do better than 2,4-D.
“One of the disturbing things is my crop isn't growing out of (the damage). It still looks awful. And we're more than two weeks out from when we found it right after July 4. We were told the spraying was done over 25 days ago — probably closer to 30 days. Thinking about it turns your stomach.”
As much as these stories translate locally, I'd like to see
a list of top ten "local" stories that seem to have been
Coastal suggestions would include County FEMA Maps, loss of primary-
dune, loss of emergent wetlands from Little River to the South Spit.
Humboldt is one good storm away from salting acres and acres of beautiful
fresh-water marsh, and threatening an interstate highway (Little River) Literally going backwards from our commitments to
habitat and wildlife and coastal stability.
Essentially a complete "blackout" of any news concerning the long-term
effects of ignoring our coastline while cheer leading the stripping of vegetation for decades now.
Thanks Barry, trees are the answer.
Fred, what if a dune was de-stabilized and set to eat your forested commons
at six feet a year.
Wouldn't it be in the State's interest to plant and stabilize that dune before it
consumes more forest (rare wildlife habitat) and ventures into a slough- then on to
ag-land, USDA #1 soils?
I hope so, for the locals seem to be quite pleased turning dune forests into desert.
Planning for habitats that will not be available in the future due to relative sea-level rise,
in essence, screwing nature one grant at a time.
Salt-water intrusion will be the next surprise, you'll see trees die by the thousands.
Who is "rogue?"
Is it the persons that removed vegetation to the point
of erosion or is it those who seek to repair the eroded site?
Steve Werner said that there was NOT to be a geological component
in any of the CDPs (Coastal Development Permits), with erosion,
now, out of control, I'd say it is well past
time for the County to recognize that it is the permitees that are
running rogue. My hat's-off to those who are trying to repair
I forgot to thank our equestrians.
Of the many 'user' groups, they are the only ones to have actually paid attention to the results of our faux 'restoration' and 'access' (read eradication and exploitation).
This project we signed under a Negative Declaration to the otherwise required EIR.
Simply- do no harm.
We now have eroding paleo-dunes, a primary dune system collapsing, wildlife habitat gone, non-functioning wetland and a soon to be exposed 42" HBMWD water main. Who speaks-up? Not the enviros, not the County, not the State and not the Feds not the water district or the press, it was the horse people. Manila's resources owe you thanks.
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vol XXVII issue 30
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