Photographs of Humboldt Bay on Display at Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center

During January and February, photographs by environmental planning consultant Aldaron Laird will be on display at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center. Shows featuring local art and photography are sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh. The Interpretive Center, located at 569 South G Street in Arcata, is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks currently are required inside the building. For more information, call (707) 826-2359.

Artist’s Statement:


I have been mapping and studying Humboldt Bay (Wigi) for the last 20 years. I’ve been active since 2010 in promoting a regional approach to sea level rise planning on the Bay. I have prepared sea level rise vulnerability assessments, co-founded the Humboldt State Sea Level Rise Initiative, and recently launched HSU’s Humboldt Sea Level Rise Public Forum. I’ve spent a lot of time kayaking, hiking, and photographing on Humboldt Bay. I have circumnavigated all 102 miles of the Bay’s shoreline. I am particularly attracted to the dynamic inter-tidal zone, the landscape of channels, mudflats, and salt marshes between the extreme King and Minus Tides. The Bay and its reflecting waters and ever changing atmospheric displays are a joy to observe and photograph. My photographs of Humboldt Bay have been featured at the Morris Graves Museum of Art.


Jan 01 2022 - Feb 28 2022