Historically the economic drivers in Humboldt County have been timber and
fishing. The decline of these industries and the communities they supported
has lead to a current situation where a there is a significant amount of
potentially contaminated property in Humboldt County, commonly called "brownfields".
The reuse of these properties represents an opportunity for the development
of new industries in our County. An additional benefit in reusing brownfields
is the preservation of the agricultural and resource lands that continue to make
a significant contribution to our local economy.
Brownfield Cleanup: With USEPA grant funds the County has
established a Brownfields Cleanup Loan Fund. This One Million dollar fund
provides low interest loans to property owners, cities, and tribes for
brownfield cleanup in Humboldt County.
For more information, please review the Brownfield Clean-Up Revolving Loan Fund
United States Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields
Center for Creative Land Recycling