Climate Action Plan

The County has been coordinating with other local agencies and is proud to announce a draft regional Climate Action Plan (CAP) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout Humboldt County. This plan explores locally-oriented strategies to reduce emissions from vehicle travel, electricity consumption, natural gas use and other sources of GHGs. 

Updated April 12, 2023

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The Humboldt Regional Climate Action Plan is available for public review:


Climate Action Plan Public Review Draft (PDF)


Appendices included separately:

For further information, please email Megan Acevedo or call Megan at 707-441-2634. 

Updated December 27, 2023

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CAP Refinement For Unincorporated Areas of Humboldt County

 Public Participation Through a CAP Working Group

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors reviewed the Regional Climate Action Plan (CAP) at its June 7, 2022 meeting. At that time the Board asked County Planning Staff to evaluate refinements to the CAP pertaining to unincorporated areas of the County to address issues in rural lands, the effect of including industrial point source emissions in the 2090 inventory, PG&E service inadequacies in Southern Humboldt, and incentives for exceeding the expectations of the CAP. 

We invite all interested parties to participate in informal discussions as part of a CAP Working Group as the process moves forward into environmental review. The series of meetings will begin in April of 2023. If you would like to participate, please respond to Mmilner1@co.humboldt.ca.us. See the CAP Working Group tab below for more information. 

To stay informed of upcoming meetings, please considerer signing up for email or text notifications through Notifyme.  

Check General Plan Implementation at: Notifyme

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  1. REGIONAL CAP TIMELINE
  2. CAP WORKING GROUP, UNINCORPORATED COUNTY
  3. WHAT IS A CAP?
  4. CAP BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

Anticipated Timeline for Adoption


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Public Input Process

In addition to the public workshops conducted so far, the cities and the County will be providing robust public engagement opportunities while drafting of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and formal adoption of the CAP by each of the jurisdictions. To sign up for regular email updates, email Michael Richardson, Supervising Planner.

Previous CAP Meetings

  • Humboldt State University Climate Action Forum, 4/24/2019
  • Arcata Introductory CAP Workshop, 5/20/2019
  • Redway Introductory CAP Workshop, 6/04/2019
  • McKinleyville Introductory CAP Workshop, 6/12/2019
  • Willow Creek Introductory CAP Workshop, 6/18/2019
  • Eureka Introductory CAP Workshop, 1/15/2020