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Public Comment Period for offshore Wind Energy in Humboldt Bay

Please find attached a link to the Federal Register seeking public comment on the Pacific Coast Port Access Route Study, PAC-PARS. There are specific inquires within the Federal Register pertaining to the BOEM Wind Energy Call Area offshore of Humboldt Bay. Comment period closes May 26, 2022.

Request for Qualifications:  
Redwood Marine Multipurpose Terminal Replacement Project - Design and Permitting

Statements of Qualifications due on January 26, 2022 at 4:30 PM PST

The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District is requesting Statements of Qualifications from qualified firms to prepare environmental analyses, preliminary engineering designs, and resource agency permits for a marine mutipurpose terminal, wharf, berth and navigational channel project. Once all required environmental permits and preliminary designs have been apprvoed by the respective resource agencies, the District anticipates that the contract with the selected firm will be extended to include full engineering design and additional tasks.

The County has Initiated the Public Process for the Nordic Aquafarms Project at Redwood Marine Terminal II

Press Release from the County of Humboldt
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
ISMND - Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

Hog Island Oyster Company, Proposed Arcata Bay Shellfish Farm - Scheduled for Hearing on July 8, 2021

Hog Island Oyster Company Permit Application
Hog Island Oyster Company - Initial Study and Attachments
Hog Island Oyster Company - Staff Report for 7/8/2021 Meeting

​Humboldt Bay Sediment Management Project

Final Program Environmental Impact Report for the Humboldt Bay Sediment Management Program:
Volume 1
Volume 2

Notice of Availability Draft Environmental Impact Report (SCH# 2018012052)
Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Humboldt Bay Sediment Management Project
Sediment EIR - Notice of Determination

Humboldt Bay Mariculture Prepermitting Project and Yeung Oyster Farm

Notice of Availability Draft Environmental Impact Report (SCH# 2017032068)

Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Humbodlt Bay Mariculture Intertidal Pre-Permitting Project and Yeung Oyster Farm


New Aquaculture Lease at Redwood Marine Terminal II

Click here for related documents, including the Relocation Plan discussed at the April 29, 2020 Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners. 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 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 is receiving bids for the Lease of Redwood Marine Terminal I; the RFP will remain open until awarded by the Board of Commissioners or closed by the Executive Director.

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.

Addendum #2
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.


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