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2010 was a difficult year for most people I know, and for me personally.  I was sick, our car was stolen right out of our driveway, I lost a beloved cat to illness,  I had unexpected (and unentertaining) expenses, work has been very slow, etc.  I stopped writing on my blog early in the year, and we might as well count 2010 as a write-off in terms of blogging.  Even on my more personal journal I hardly wrote anything except to share a few links.  So here’s to hoping 2011 is better for all of us, especially all my unemployed or underemployed friends.

A couple of good things did happen, particularly my starting to teach at Humboldt State University’s Environmental Resources Engineering Department again.  I taught a Solid Waste Management class in the fall, and I was lucky to have a very good group; I really loved my students.  The days I was teaching became the days I most looked forward to in the week.  (But I’ll tell you, teaching brings in very little money for the amount of work it requires.)

Still, I enjoy it and it provides for diversity of income.  I was offered two classes for the spring semester, and I lucked out again by being offered two of my favourite topics.  I will be teaching an Environmental Impact Assessment class and a Water Quality and Environmental Health class, both of which I am very familiar with.  It’s going to be a great big load of work, but what great subjects!  I thought I would take the opportunity to blog about some of the issues we cover because I think they are of general interest.

I’m also going to try to vary my approach to lectures.  I’ve been relying a lot on slides, handouts, prepared lecture notes, etc., but I would like to try more discussion and less “bullet points”.  So I’m revising the notes I’ve used before; the material is still fine, but I want to present it more dynamically.  That said, I will still post the occasional slide presentation for discussion.

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This month’s job openings at SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc.:

Coos Bay office:

  • Design Drafter/Civil Engineer Technician

Eureka office:

  • CEQA/NEPA Project Manager
  • Surveyor, L.S.I.T. or Surveyor, P.L.S. (California)

Willits office:

  • Materials Testing Laboratory Manager
  • Mid-Level Civil Engineer, P.E. (California) (new)

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This month’s job openings at SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc.:

Coos Bay office:

  • Design Drafter/Civil Engineer Technician (new)

Eureka office:

  • CEQA/NEPA Project Manager
  • Surveyor, L.S.I.T. or Surveyor, P.L.S. (California)

Willits office:

  • Materials Testing Laboratory Manager

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This month’s job openings at SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc., updated:

Coos Bay office:

  • Design Drafter/Civil Engineer Technician (new)

Eureka office:

  • CEQA/NEPA Project Manager
  • Surveyor, L.S.I.T. or Surveyor, P.L.S. (California)

Willits office:

  • Materials Testing Laboratory Manager

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This month’s job openings at SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc.:

Eureka office:

  • CEQA/NEPA Project Manager
  • Surveyor, L.S.I.T. or Surveyor, P.L.S. (California)

Willits office:

  • Materials Testing Laboratory Manager

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usslincolnThe comment period for the Navy’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Northwest Training Range Complex (NWTRC) has been extended.  It was originally closing on February 11, but has been prolonged to March 11 — instead of April 11, as the Oregon congressional delegation had requested.  A hearing was recently held in Eureka on February 2.

The proposed expansion of the NWTRC would dramatically increase the amount of training in this range, which encompasses more than 122,440 square nautical miles — about the size of California — and stretches from Washington State to northern California.

Print copies of the Draft EIS are available for public review at the following libraries:

  1. Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third Street, Eureka, CA
  2. Jefferson County Rural Library, 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock, WA
  3. Kitsap Regional Library, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA
  4. Lincoln City Public Library, 801 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR
  5. Oak Harbor Public Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor, WA
  6. Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St., Port Townsend, WA
  7. Timberland Regional Library, 420 Seventh Street, Hoquiam, WA

And the document is available online.  Alas, the site seems to have bandwidth problems, so don’t get discouraged but try again if you get an error message.

To comment on the draft EIS, submit your thoughts by March 11, 2009 via the Web using the Navy’s automated system, or by mail to:

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest
1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203
Silverdale, WA 98315-1101
ATTN: Mrs. Kimberly Kler – NWTRC EIS

by downloading or printing and filling their MS Word comment form.

Links of interest:

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richardsongrove2I forgot to mention that Caltrans extended the comment period on the environmental impact report (EIR) for Richardson Grove widening project.  The public can submit comments until March 12, by sending them by mail to:

Deborah Harmon, Senior Environmental Planner
CA Department of Transportation
1656 Union Street
Eureka, CA 95501

or to:

Kim Floyd, Project Manager
CA Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 3700
Eureka 95502

Or by e-mail to deborah_harmon@dot.ca.gov or to  Kim_Floyd@dot.ca.gov.

Links of interest:

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