The California Department of Forestry (CDF) announced that its Chaparral Management Program (CMP) was available to assist landowners to improve the productivity of their wildlands while reducing the probability of wildfire. CMP was one of several individual resource improvement programs within the Investment for Prosperity umbrella program and was administered by the California Department of Forestry.
According to CDF, there were significant chaparral areas in Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and Mendocino counties. For CDF purposes, the vegetation that needed management was not limited to that which coincided with the botanical definition of chaparral. CMP was involved with mountain chaparral, soft chaparral and hard chaparral as it was defined for the program. All brush species and non-preferred hardwood species plus associated undesirable vegetative fuels would be appropriate for management consideration under CMP, the agency said.
The CDF through CMP would assist the landowner with informational services, financial assistance, access to vegetation management personnel, access to fire management equipment and with wildland liability insurance.
A Eureka man diving for abalone off Bear Harbor was attacked by a shark which witnesses believed was a 15-foot Great White.
The victim, a marine biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game, had been abalone diving close to shore at Duffy’s Reef when slammed by the shark.
It took emergency personnel at the Garberville hospital about five hours and 150 stitches to close several lacerations on the biologist’s left leg.
The victim of the mauling reportedly included the Great White shark among his main academic concerns.
During a drive to modernize and make more home-like its obstetrics department at the local medical facility, the Southern Humboldt Community Hospital District sought to acquire for its new birthing room a fetal monitor, but the cost was estimated to be over $5,000.
Then word was received that Childrens’ Hospital in San Francisco was in the process of reconstructing their entire fetal monitor system and had designated the hospital here as recipient of their used unit.
However, the arrival of the unit was delayed for many months.
Two Avenue of the Giants enterprises faced a county planning commission hearing on separate proposals that were to provide for renovation of a Phillipsville recreational and residential park and remodeling of existing commercial space in Myers Flat to allow for such endeavors as wine tasting.
The owner of Deerhorn Lodge in Phillipsville was proposing the reconstruction of seven existing rental units there and removal of one such facility.
In Myers Flat, a conditional use permit was sought to allow for the expansion and remodeling of buildings off the west side of the Avenue and Boy Scout Camp Road. Those included structures previously used as a planer mill, hardware store, truck repair garage and lumber storage site. To be installed in their stead would be a wine tasting operation and other various retail operations still undetermined at the time of filing.
A course called Death: The Inevitable Crisis, was being offered by the C/R Southern Humboldt Branch campus. Interested persons were asked to register for the class at the beginning of the session. Registrants were reminded that a $3 health insurance fee (required of all students taking more than one unit) should be paid at the time of registration.