Natural Resources: Resources and Development of Humboldt Bay (1968, 2000, 2013)

Natural Resources: Resources and Development of Humboldt Bay (1968, 2000, 2013)

Support of the orderly development of Humboldt Bay and adjacent lands for industrial, shipping, commercial, recreational and intangible uses with full consideration of the conservation of the Humboldt Bay's natural resources and stewardship of the Humboldt Bay as a whole.
Position In Brief: 
  1. A publicly elected centralized authority with full powers to function that oversees and enforces a master plan for Humboldt Bay.
  2. A long-term master plan for Humboldt Bay which includes completion, adoption and implementation.
    A. A periodic review of the plan with actively recruited public input.
    B. Development of the Humboldt Bay which conforms to the plan.
    C. The plan should be based on adequate scientific data and research.
    D. Encourage integration of city and county general plans in alignment with the adopted plan.

 

  • Protection through zoning and regulation for natural resources including fish and wildlife habitat areas of Humboldt Bay with adequate funding for monitoring and enforcement.
    A. Monitor and guard against pollution from all sources.
    B. Monitor and guard against introduction and spread of detrimental non-native species.
    C. Maintain and enhance greenbelts and other watershed areas to preserve the natural integrity of Humboldt Bay.


  •  Encouragement of industrial, commercial and recreational development which does not hamper the enjoyment of Humboldt Bay's potential for other purposes and preserves the natural resources of Humboldt Bay.
    A. Include industrial and commercial coastal dependent development that enhances and complements Humboldt Bay and its resources.
    B. Promote activities which preserve, enhance or restore the natural resources of Humboldt Bay.
    C. Any importation of natural products should be from sustainably managed resources.
    D. Development and maintenance of an integrated transportation system for Humboldt Bay.
  • Recreational development on Humboldt Bay should include the following considerations:
    A. Appropriate public access for low-impact activities.
    B. High-impact activities only where appropriate and in designated areas.
    C. Public physical and visual access to Humboldt Bay for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors.
  • Public education that develops responsibility for appropriate uses of Humboldt Bay, including:
    A. Year-around environmental education.
    B. Pollution prevention measures.
    C. The inherent value of Humboldt Bay's resources.
  • Encourage all governmental entities to work cooperatively in the stewardship, management and development of Humboldt Bay.
League to which this content belongs: 
Humboldt County