Mitchell Differding and his 42lb Trinidad Salmon
On Father’s day fishing was a steady pick of nice salmon, with everyone taking turns reeling them in. It was Mitch’s turn when one of the rods suddenly bent over double with line peeling off of it. He grabbed the rod and started reeling steadily, careful not to give the fish any slack. We knew it was a big fish when it took more than 20 minutes to get it close enough to see it, but we had no idea what a real monster it would turn out to be.
My husband Mitch and I decided Father’s Day was a perfect time to take his brother and their dad for a fishing trip. Though conditions started out foggy, by midmorning it turned into one of those rare sunny and windless days on the north coast, and the ocean was as flat as a lake. There were a lot of boats on the water that day, and from the talk on the radio, everyone was having a great day.
The closer Mitch reeled in his huge fish, the bigger our eyes got in shock. Slowly and carefully he got it close enough to net it, and it took two people to lift this ‘king’ of salmon over the side of the boat. After a lot of whooping and hollering, we got out our good brass scale, and the fish weighed in at a whopping 42 pounds. This is by far the biggest salmon ever caught on the Gas Hole, and quite possibly the largest salmon caught off the Humboldt County coast so far this summer.
Fishing is a popular activity for many of us at Streamline Planning. The ample fishing opportunities in many beautiful settings make us feel very lucky to live and work here on the north coast.
Bob Brown (Principal) of Streamline Planning Consultants
Bob Brown of Streamline Planning Consultants has been invited to join the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) ‘Rural Issues Focus Group’. He will be participating in a new statewide group focusing on issues that pertain to rural areas.
“This is going to be an exciting process; one of the first tasks we have been asked to evaluate are the draft General Plan Guidelines. These are the State’s guidelines that convey the minimum requirements that cities and counties need to follow when updating their general plans.”
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Do you have a mud problem on your lot? If you have bare soil on your land, the answer is yes. Much erosion goes unseen, even if you don’t see mud on your site. Few people realize the U.S. loses an estimated 4 billion tons of topsoil per year. While soil erosion can be messy, it also damages and reduces the amount of precious topsoil you have. Muddy areas and eroded areas are prone to compaction, which results in less air, water, and nutrients available for plant growth. Less plant growth means more erosion. Compaction also means rather than entering the soil, water runs over the surface (runoff), causing more erosion. Erosion also causes sedimentation (pollution) of waterways and hurts aquatic wildlife. As a result, forty percent of all U.S. waters are not fishable or swimmable.
Erosion on property
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Biological surveys are generally subject to seasonal restrictions depending upon the life cycles of individual target species. Most surveys must be conducted in spring or summer. Streamline Planning Consultant’s biologists are dedicated to helping you plan and design your project successfully. Ensure that your projects are not delayed by contacting us today! Not sure if you need a survey? Surveys are generally necessary for the following activities:
- Timber Harvesting
- Mining and Other Resource Extraction
- Pre-Construction and Grading
- Proposed Development Applications
- Mitigation or Restoration Projects
- Streambed or Wetland Alteration