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Bill Kier

Natural Resources Policy Consultant

Fish

Fish

Background Information

Employment History

Board Member
North Coast Railroad Authority

Other Representative On the Board and A Certified Fisheries Scientist
Humboldt County

Research
state Senate's office for research

Affiliations

Humboldt Representative
NCRA

Web References (8 Total References)


Bill Kier is a natural ...

www.northcoastjournal.com, $reference.date [cached]

Bill Kier is a natural resources policy consultant who has worked for the Department of Fish and Game and directed the state Senate's office for research and policy development. Now a board member on the NCRA, Kier said he finds the east-west rail idea unrealistic, to say the least.

"Based upon my 50-year-long career in natural resources and environmental policy, I find approval of a project of this scale -- across two national forests -- absolutely unfathomable," Kier said.


Bill Kier, a former director ...

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Bill Kier, a former director of the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA), said the Coastal Commission's report could entice Caltrans to push for a trail on the existing rail corridor between Eureka and Arcata. "I'm confident that Caltrans can find funds with which to become a major partner in a bay trail development to a far greater extent than any participation that they've alluded to," Kier said.

Converting the bay's rails to a trail would conflict with the desires of the NCRA's sole contractor, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, which Kier said doesn't want to see lines tampered with, even in the defunct northern end of the line. But NCRA this week unanimously approved a salmon restoration project east of Laytonville on Woodman Creek that calls for the removal of 200 feet of NCRA line. That decision indicates the NCRA may be more willing to deviate from its trail policy, which doesn't allow the replacement of rails with trails.
"There are simply times when the public good requires that we encroach upon the rail corridor more than the previous policies would permit," Kier said.


North Coast Railroad Authority - NCRA

www.northcoastrailroad.org, $reference.date [cached]

Bill Kier - Director Bill.kier@northcoastrailroad.org


Bill Kier, a former director ...

www.northcoastjournal.com, $reference.date [cached]

Bill Kier, a former director of the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA), said the Coastal Commission's report could entice Caltrans to push for a trail on the existing rail corridor between Eureka and Arcata. "I'm confident that Caltrans can find funds with which to become a major partner in a bay trail development to a far greater extent than any participation that they've alluded to," Kier said.

Converting the bay's rails to a trail would conflict with the desires of the NCRA's sole contractor, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, which Kier said doesn't want to see lines tampered with, even in the defunct northern end of the line. But NCRA this week unanimously approved a salmon restoration project east of Laytonville on Woodman Creek that calls for the removal of 200 feet of NCRA line. That decision indicates the NCRA may be more willing to deviate from its trail policy, which doesn't allow the replacement of rails with trails.
"There are simply times when the public good requires that we encroach upon the rail corridor more than the previous policies would permit," Kier said.


says Director Bill Kier, ...

www.northcoastjournal.com, $reference.date [cached]

says Director Bill Kier, who's soon leaving the area and so resigned from the agency board two weeks ago, after representing Humboldt County for almost two years. "The NCRA is not only broke," he elaborates, "but it's deeply in debt."

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After the last meeting here in Humboldt, NCRA Director Bill Kier resigned so that he and his wife can move back to Marin County and be closer to family. In an interview with the Journal he agreed with Wilson. "It's unclear to me why we should continue an agency whose mission is inoperable in our lifetime," he said. "Humboldt County interests, beginning with the Harbor District, are perfectly competent to resurrect rail service in their county."
Kier suggested that if the four counties represented in the NCRA agreed, then the state legislature would be willing to take another look at the act that created the agency and possibly split it into separate sections with separate jurisdictions. For example, he said, the federal Bureau of Land Management has said it has suitable authority to manage a public trail through the Eel River Canyon, which many have suggested. (Some ranchers along the way would probably object, however.)
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Shortly after Humboldt County Supervisor Estelle Fennell joined the NCRA board, Kier wrote her a series of briefing notes to get her up to speed on the agency's history, finances and the various issues it's facing.
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"NCRA has been digging itself into an increasingly deep financial pit since its creation 20-plus years ago," Kier wrote.
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But Kier, Humboldt County's other representative on the board and a certified fisheries scientist, didn't understand Neary's reasoning. "We've taken the position that we have no plans for resurrecting service through the Eel River Canyon in the foreseeable future," Kier told the Journal.

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