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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Deadline extended for input on Humboldt County Draft Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan Update

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With the purpose of promoting safety between public use airports and the communities that surround them, Humboldt County is looking for feedback on the newly created draft 2020 Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP). To allow more time for the public to review the plan, and use the recently added interactive mapping tools, the deadline for public comment has been extended to August 27. The planning document is an update to the state-mandated 1993 airport land use compatibility plan for the following airports in Humboldt County:

  • California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport
  • Dinsmore Airport
  • Garberville Airport
  • Kneeland Airport
  • Murray Field Airport
  • Rohnerville Airport
  • Samoa Field Airport
  • Shelter Cove Airport


The ALUCP is being prepared under the direction of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors in its designated role as the Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) for the region. While Samoa Field Airport and Shelter Cove Airport are not county-run airports, the ALUC governs all of the public use airports in Humboldt, regardless of the agency that maintains them.

The policies in the document are designed to promote compatibility between Humboldt County’s public use airports and surrounding land uses. These policies provide the foundation upon which the ALUC can execute its duty to review land use development in areas around airports. Once adopted by the ALUC, the City of Eureka, City of Fortuna, and the County of Humboldt must then ensure that their General Plans are consistent with the adopted ALUCP.

To help in interpreting how both the existing 1993 and draft 2020 ALUCPs affect properties near airports, an interactive web-based Geographic Information Systems tool was created. The following information can be viewed as layers within the interactive maps on the Airport Land Use Commission web page.

ALUCP Compatibility Zones (1993)

ALUCP Airport Noise Contours (2020 DRAFT)

ALUCP Compatibility Zones (2020 DRAFT)

ALUCP Airport Overflight Notification Area (2020 DRAFT)

ALUCP Airport Influence Area (2020 DRAFT)

County Code 333 Airport Approach Zone Building Height Restrictions [14 CFR Part 77 surfaces]

The draft 2020 ALUCP is available for download on the county website. You can submit comments on the draft plan via the county website through Aug. 27.

A paper copy of the draft 2020 ALUCP can be viewed at:

Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 1st floor

Humboldt County Courthouse

825 Fifth Street, Eureka, CA

Both printed and electronic copies (USB flash drive) are available to the public. Please contact Cody Roggatz, Airports Director, at 707- 839-5401 or by email at for a schedule of costs.

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