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Chief Executive Officer

Humboldt Bay Harbor District
Phone: (707) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.org
Humboldt Bay Harbor
P.O. Box 1030
Eureka, California 95502
United States

Company Description: Humboldt Bay provides a kaleidoscope of wildlife offering residents and visitors alike a unique encounter with nature's most precious creatures. On the Pacific...   more

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"We received an allocation of $12 ..., 3 Sept 2014 [cached]
"We received an allocation of $12 million dollars in new market tax credits, a very competitive program and so we got the reservations," said Jack Crider, CEO of the Humboldt Bay Harbor District.
"It's all about jobs and this area, this mill used to produce a lot of jobs and when it closed it went away," Crider said.
Port of Astoria | Staff, 8 Feb 2012 [cached]
Jack Crider
Jack Crider Executive Director
"We are hoping to get this ..., 21 April 2013 [cached]
"We are hoping to get this vessel out before we have a real environmental disaster on our hands," Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District Chief Executive Officer Jack Crider said on Friday.
Crider said harbor district and sheriff's office officials plan to go out Thursday to attempt to pull the sailboat free -- hopefully before potentially hazardous materials onboard can leak into the bay and create a "serious environmental concern."
"We are really hoping the boat's fin is just stuck in the sand, and that once we tug on it that it will break free," he said. "Regardless, this is something we need to deal with."
The sailboat has been "something of a problem child," Crider said, adding that it had been drifting around the harbor for a couple of weeks before getting stuck.
Crider said the boat had been kicked off both the city of Eureka and harbor district docks in the past for not paying the required fees.
It isn't unusual for the harbor district to have to haul out boats that have run aground, Crider said.
"Oh, I would say it happens about once or twice a year," he said.
The Harbor District's new CEO, ..., 3 July 2013 [cached]
The Harbor District's new CEO, Jack Crider, understands the fickle nature of rail-based commerce on the West Coast. As executive director of two Oregon ports -- Tillamook Bay, then Astoria -- he saw firsthand how vulnerable port commerce is to instability -- economic instability as well as Mother Nature's. Around the turn of the 21st century, Tillamook, like the Port of Coos Bay, was largely shunned by Southern Pacific. The mainline operator wasn't making money off car-hire agreements with regional railroads. "They need fully loaded cars all the time," Crider said. "To supply them 100 miles away from the main line costs the Class Ones money. To stop the bleeding, Southern Pacific adjusted rates to encourage trucking, and train traffic evaporated overnight. Two months after Crider left Tillamook, the line blew out. It has not been rebuilt.
When Crider arrived in Astoria, the port's shipping business had dwindled to about 500 rail cars per year. "We built it back up to over 5,000 cars, and we were still struggling. Even at 5,000 cars a year we were still struggling to make that thing pay," Crider said. Not only was rail business capricious, but mudslides and washouts kept damaging the line's tunnels and bridges. "We spent $30 million on that railroad, and it never ended," Crider said.
Crider has grown skeptical of the sustainability of rail lines connecting to smaller ports, to say nothing of building one from scratch. "They just invested a ton of money in the Coos Bay line, and I'd bet anything that 10 years from now that thing's gonna be history, too," he said.
"If you're gonna make several hundred million dollars' worth of investment to build a new rail line, you've also got to have it here on the terminus side," said Crider, the Harbor District CEO.
Jack Crider, the new Harbor District CEO, sees plenty of potential for our bay. A loading crane and improved docking facilities could allow us to load containers with local wood products, then put them on barges to other large ports. He also likes the idea of getting Humboldt Bay incorporated into a short-sea shipping network.
Humboldt Bay Harbor, Conservation ..., 16 Nov 2013 [cached]
Humboldt Bay Harbor, Conservation and Recreation District CEO Jack Crider led the tour, which included a pair of Humboldt County supervisors, a few harbor commissioners and representatives of the Headwaters Fund board. Walking the group of about 15 people through the 72-acre property, Crider showcased the good, the bad and the ugly -- explaining the problems that pushed the United States Environmental Protection Agency to initiate an emergency response and the vast potential the district sees in the site.
Crider led the tour out onto the shipping dock and through cavernous, sprawling industrial spaces, pointing out tanks storing caustic liquids and chemical-laden blue barrels with EPA stickers on them along the way.
Taylor Mariculture is planning to open a large oyster nursery at the site and lease part of the old mill facility, according to Crider.
Crider said there are real challenges, which is why the district refused to pay to acquire the site from Freshwater.
Crider said closing mills generally wind production down, burning off most of the pulping liquors but leaving a small amount of concentrated, highly valuable liquors on the site.
"EPA has basically stabilized the site," Crider said Friday.
Each barge shipment costs about $400,000, according to Crider, and the district plans to cover the expenses by selling off parts from the old mill.
The EPA's response will include getting all the liquors off-site and destroying the old tanks. Even after that's complete, the site has some other hurdles, such as ground contaminants, including possible dioxin, left behind by Louisiana Pacific. Crider said soil sample tests are currently underway to determine the extent of the brownfield cleanup. The good news, he said, is that Louisiana Pacific has so far taken responsibility for the site.
"They've been very responsive," he said.
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