Forest Management Committee


The Forest Management Committee's primary function is to advise Council and Commissions in matters relating to forestry issues within the City-owned forest land, and review timber harvest plans for conformance with the goals and policies of the Forest Management Plan, Monitoring Plan and Recreation Plans. The Forest Management Committee’s powers and duties are outlined in Arcata Municipal Code Sections 2234 to 2237.


Meetings

Regular meetings of the Forest Management Committee take place on the 2nd Thursday of odd-numbered months at 7 AM in Arcata City Hall's Council Chamber, located at 736 F Street.  Additional meetings will take place at the call of the Committee Chair. 

Meeting Agendas & Archives

Updated meeting agendas and agenda archives for this committee can be found here

Members


  • Michael Furniss, 
    Term: 2020
  • Dennis Halligan, Chair
    Term: 2021
  • Ken Hoffman
    Term: 2021
  • Staff Liaison: Mark Andre, Environmental Services

  • Russell Forsburg 
    Term: 2020
  • Danny Hagans
    Term: 2022
  • Jack Naylor
    Term: 2021
  • Yana Valachovic
    Term: 2022

Powers & Duties


The powers and duties of the Forest Management Committee are as specified in the Arcata Municipal Code, Sections 2234 to 2237. These powers and duties are outlined as follows:

A. To serve in an advisory capacity to the Council, Commissions or City staff as appropriate in matters relating to:
  1. Implementation of the Arcata Community Forest/Jacoby Creek Forest Management Plan;
  2. Forestry issues within the Arcata Planning Area; and
  3. Forest management issues on other City-owned forest land.
B. To review timber harvest plans prior to their filing with the California Department of Forestry for conformance with the goals and policies of the Forest Management Plan, Monitoring Plans and Recreation Plans.
C. To make recommendations to the Council for amendments to the Forest Management Plan that may become desirable based upon experience with implementation.


Annual Reports to Council


Please view the Annual Forest Management Reports.