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The following Regular Meetings of the Board of Commissioners have been cancelled due to the Holidays:

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Thursday, December 26, 2019


A Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners has been scheduled for
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM.



Humboldt Bay Mariculture Pre-Permitting Project

Request for Letters of Interest

Through the Humboldt Bay Mariculture Pre‐Permitting Project, the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District has retained regulatory approvals for shellfish and seaweed culture at specific sites in Humboldt Bay. The District will lease the pre‐permitted sites to private entities who will conduct culture under the District’s permits. At this point, the District is pursuing letters of interest from shellfish and seaweed culturists that may be interested in leasing space. 

Letters of Interest are due by Friday, November 15, 2019.

The Request for Letters of Interest can be found in its entirety here
The Culture Description Guidance document can be found here
Contact Adam Wagschal with any questions (707) 443-0801 or awagschal@humboldtbay.org





Request for Proposals for the Lease of Redwood Marine Terminal I

The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District will receive bids until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019, for the Lease of Redwood Marine Terminal I.

The Port is soliciting proposals for the development, use, and occupancy of Redwood Marine Terminal I. The long-term goal for the terminal is to repurpose the area into a Multipurpose Marine Terminal to support the proposed offshore wind energy development which is proposed by the federal Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) 30 miles offshore of Humboldt Bay and other maritime industries.

The RFP can be found here.
The RFP Addendum can be found here.
The previous EIR is located here.



Commerce, Recreation, and Conservation

Humboldt County's tidelands, bays, and estuaries have unique and diverse management needs. The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District was created in 1973 to address these needs. The District oversees planned development of the harbors and ports within its boundaries, as well as protection of the natural resources located here. It is a countywide agency with permit jurisdiction over all tide, submerged and other lands granted to the District, including all of Humboldt Bay. For more info please visit our District overview page.


New Aquaculture Lease at Redwood Marine Terminal II

Click here for related documents.  The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District is excited to announce a new lease with California Marine Investments, LLC (a subsidiary of Nordic Aquafarms) for 30-acres of the Redwood Marine Terminal II facility on the Samoa Peninsula for a potential land-based aquaculture project.  The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the lease at a Special Meeting held on February 11, 2019, however it was made clear during the meeting that the lease is merely the first stage in the process for the potential project.  There will be an extensive period of community engagement and regulatory review before the project is ultimately given the green light.  Additional Information will be released as it becomes available.  Lynette Mullen is Community Outreach Contact for Nordic Aquafarms and can be reached at (707) 845-0467.


Humboldt Alert System Sign up

The new Humboldt Alert System is here!

If you signed up for notifications through VESTA Alert previously, you will need to sign up with Humboldt ALERT to continue your notifications. The former system will NOT transfer all your information over to the new system.

Humboldt ALERT allows the Office of Emergency Services to contact thousands of residents in minutes, so you can find out about an emergency right away using methods that you choose, such as email, phone, and text message.