Forestry Review Committee

Regular Meetings

All meetings of the Forestry Review Committee (FRC) are open to the public. Any person is allowed to testify regarding the business of the committee. FRC meetings are subject to reasonable restrictions by the committee Chair as to order of presentation, length of time and subject matter.

Meetings are held at:
Humboldt County Planning and Building Department
3015 H Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The Forestry Review Committee's terms and qualifications (PDF) are defined by ordinance.
Forestry Review Committee Members
Member Representing Appointed Term Expires
Thomas Blair, District 1 Blair Forestry August 2, 2018 June 30, 2020
Mark Distefano, District 2 - March 16, 2021 June 30, 2024
Mark Andre, District 3 City of Arcata June 26, 2018 June 30, 2022
Jim Able, District 4 Able Forestry Consultants June 26, 2018 June 30, 2022
Gary Rynearson, District 5 Green Diamond Resource Company June 26, 2018 June 30, 2022
Yana Valachovic, At-Large County Forest Advisor August 21, 2018 June 30, 2022
Chris Carroll, At-Large Timberland Resource Consultants August 21, 2018 June 30, 2022
Kurt McCray, At-Large CalFire  February 9, 2021 June 30, 2024
Mari Wilson County Assessor         -         -
Trevor Estlow, ex-officio Humboldt County Planning & Building Dept.         -         -
Committee Appointments
Of the seven voting members, five are appointed individually by each Board Supervisor and two are appointed at-large by the full board. Appointees are not required to reside in the district of the Board Supervisor making the appointment but all appointees must reside within Humboldt County. All voting members must be Registered Professional Foresters in good standing and working in Humboldt County. Committee member terms are 4 years and expire on June 30 of the final year.

The FRC was originally established in 1952 by Ordinance No. 1711 of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and consists of seven voting and two ex-officio (non-voting) members. The FRC reviews technical forest-related matters of concern to Humboldt County and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission.

Staff Contact
For more information about the FRC or to join the meeting notification email list, contact the Current Planning Division at 707-445-7541.