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.
Red, yes I signed for the Manila Plan.
It is a wetland plan, and that is why the checks have WETLANDS written on them.
Fast forward 100s of thousands of wetland dollars, now our wetlands are not functioning. Can you, Red tell me how we have enhanced our wetlands? If not, don't you feel a bit silly watching habitat blow away or are you just plain not paying attention? Go ahead and read up on Cowardin wetland classification, we'll talk again. You bet I have some accounting to do, and I am doing it.
As far as having my own problems, if the dishonest bastards would get out of the way(after repaired damage, Base Flood Elevation and planting!) we'll be just fine, thank you.
The best description of our coastal behavior is abject neglect, check-out Manila’s hind-dune Overlook or the disappearing fore dunes. Be prepared for salt-water intrusion, massive loss of wetlands and destroyed wildlife habitat. Talk about puff-pieces!
Christy this is not an attack on Aldaron or Heidi.
It is an observation that Aldaronand Heidi might take to heart. Suggestions for Aldaron would be study- FEMA/NOAA, Cowardin, Coastal Act wetlands and history. How can a person talk about the health of the bay and not recognize a mountain of sand about to enter a waterway burying
a forest in the process! What the blazes is up there? This is not a game for the unaware, anyone can allow a dune system to bury a forest. These trees are treasures and irreplaceable habitat for already strained wildlife, someone is ignoring these facts.
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