Sea level rise is increasingly becoming a concern for many who live and work along the coast. In response, Humboldt County is exploring regional planning and adaptation to address the impacts of sea level rise in the Humboldt Bay area.
As a first step, the county compiled a Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Regional Planning Feasibility Study Stakeholder Catalogue which provides a comprehensive description of the roles, responsibilities, assets, concerns, and sea level rise planning efforts for stakeholders around Humboldt Bay.
The Sea Level Rise Stakeholder Catalogue and more information about Sea Level Rise are available on the county's long range Regional Sea Level Rise Planning web page. For more information, please contact Sarah Wickman by calling (707) 445-7541 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The draft Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Regional Planning Feasibility Study will be released in the near future, followed by a public workshop to receive community feedback and explore options for regional planning coordination. A wide range of topics will be presented including simple policy level coordination in addition to more complicated efforts such as forming joint powers agencies.
Community members are encouraged to sign up for email or text notifications for the Feasibility Study and upcoming public workshop on the county's Notify Me web page. To sign up, please sign in with an email, then select “General Plan Implementation."
For more information regarding Humboldt County's long range planning efforts, please visit the Planning and Building Department's Long Range Planning web page or call (707) 445-7541.