List of products by manufacturer Humboldt seed Organization

Humboldt County, located in Northern California, is a region that, in a short time, has undergone notable historical changes. Due to its geographical characteristics, in addition to hosting almost 500 kilometers of rocky coast, six rivers and two mountain ranges, countless living species remain undisturbed in the few virgin redwood forests that still exist. The Humboldt County region has always been prized for the natural resources and raw materials found here. Until the second half of the 19th century, Native American groups, descended from ancient tribes settled there over 15,000 ago, were increasingly numerous in the Pacific Northwest. Multicultural groups such as the Wiyot, the Yurok, the Hupa, the Karok, the Chilula, the Whilkut lived among the virgin forests and mountains together with tribes belonging to the southern Atabasca families, such as the Mattole and the Nongatl. The Spanish settlers found the north coast of Humboldt when they arrived at Trinidad Bay in 1775, but it wasn't until they arrived at Humboldt Bay in 1806 that they touched land. At that point, Humboldt County's future was already written to be a wonderful place for the exploitation of natural resources. Once European settlements began to establish themselves in the territory, the era of gold mining triggered the beginning of the destruction of virgin forests. The census population of San Francisco in 1849 was 2,000; in 1855, however, it was 59,000. As a result, the demand for wood increased considerably. For both residential and commercial use, in the city or outside the city, an industry was born that would satisfy the needs of people from, among others, Portugal, Croatia or China, who came there to take advantage of the opportunities that the country offered . The Homestead Act of 1862 and the Wood and Stone Act of 1878 spelled doom for the unexplored northern region. The United States Congress decided to sell land considered "unsuitable for cultivation" (the majority occupied by native populations) for only €2.50 per acre to be used for mining and lumber production. Although the law allowed the purchase of only 160 acres, the logging companies were able to circumvent the legislation by hiring people to act as middlemen to purchase more land which would then be pooled together to obtain huge plots. Later, the legislation was changed to make the maximum purchase limit 20,000 acres for the lumber industry as well. In the span of 30 years, the industry has grown from including a few companies and mills to having about 400 throughout the Pacific Northwest. The region's lush coastal redwood forests and ancient woodlands became the true epicenter of the controversy after the turn of the 20th century. When Americans began to have more information about their existence, President Theodore Roosevelt decided to send three environmentalists there who, struck by the beauty of the region, immediately in 1918 made the decision to found the first non-profit organization, known as " Save the Reedwoods League,” intended to combat the devastation they found there. Multiple fishing companies established themselves in river basins with the goal of harvesting millions of wild salmon, which made the situation even uglier. This sudden imbalance between nature and humanity repeated itself unabated over the next century and a half. As a result, the landscape of the region has completely changed. That situation triggered a long battle that sought to protect and preserve the few giants that still existed in Northern California (40% of the virgin redwood forests are found, in fact, in Humboldt County). Over the next few decades, the number of settlers, travelers, ecologists, and cannabis enthusiasts who decided to move to the region increased dramatically. The political landscape and community dynamic were also changed, making Humboldt County not only the most socially liberal, but also the most environmentally friendly place in the world. The fight today still revolves around the re-establishment and care of these threatened species since the giant sequoia forests have been reduced to 3% and countless native species are about to disappear. We must restore wild salmon populations as well as care for the watersheds, springs, streams and rivers that nourish our oceans, lands and forests, to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy these treasures. These should be our priorities.

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