the Northcoast Environmental Center

The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) has been advocating for environmental conservation and protection on the North Coast and in the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion since 1971. The NEC is the publisher of EcoNews, our region's bimonthly environmental newspaper, and presents the EcoNews Report - a half hour radioshow on KHSU. 


Bob Rowen

The Humboldt Bay nuclear power plant generated local electricity for 13 years, but has taken 40 years and almost $1B to decommission. "Bad things were beginning to happen at that plant," recalls Bob Rowen, a former Marine-turned-nuclear control technician at the King Salmon facility. Rowen talks with Jennifer Kalt, Director of Humboldt Baykeeper

The EcoNews Report is presented by the Northcoast Environmental Center

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"You never see anything else growing within an English Ivy patch," says ecologist Stassia Samuels. She helps eradicate the invasive species, which impacts wildlife up and down the food chain. "The Spotted Owl is dependent upon rodents who live on the forest floor ... and when you have ivy crowding that out - they can't see them."