Thirty Southern Humboldt community members came out on a wet and stormy Wednesday night to attend an EPIC-sponsored Community Meeting to discuss the recent purchase of 9,200-acres of timberlands in the Sproul Creek Watershed by Green Diamond Resource Company.
The event took place at Ganas in Garberville, and featured presentations by Dan Ehresman, Executive Director of the Northcoast Regional Land Trust addressing the Conservation Easement on the property that prohibits sub-division, and by EPIC staff, introducing Green Diamond and its practices to the local community. The Community Meeting was live broadcast over the airways of KMUD, Redwood Community Radio.
After presentations, community question and answer and community brainstorm sessions were held to address concerns, and gather input from the community on how best to engage with Green Diamond as the new landowner.
A big EPIC thanks to Dan Ehresman and the Northcoast Regional Land Trust, to Ganas for helping to facilitate this important Community Meeting and discussion, and especially to KMUD for live broadcasting and archiving the event.