Forest Management Committee


Regular meetings of the Forest Management Committee take place the 2nd Thursday of every odd-numbered month 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.

Agendas & Archives

Meeting agendas and agenda archives for the Forest Management Committee can be found here.

To review the Forest Management Committee's Annual Report Archive from 2006-2022, please click any of the corresponding links below to view the PDF file. 

Annual Reports


Committee Members

MemberTerm Expiration
Dennis Halligan, Chair2024
Michael Furniss, Vice-Chair
Ken Hoffman2024
Erin Kelly2026
Danny Hagans2025
Jack Naylor2024
Yana Valachovic2026
Michael McDowallCity Staff Liaison

Overview of Committee DutiesArcata Community Forest by Steven Vander Meer

The Forest Management Committee advises the City Council and City Commissioners on topics relating to forestry practices on City-owned forest land, in addition to making recommendations to the City Council on potential amendments to the City's Forest Management Plan. Committee members also review the City's timber harvest plans before they are filed with the California Department of Forestry.

A full list the powers and duties of the Forest Management Committee are outlined in the Arcata Municipal Code, Sections 2234 to 2237.