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FCAH Presents: 

Green Burial in Humboldt County: Options and Aspirations

By Michael J. Furniss





Have you ever considered green burial? With a green burial, the body is simply placed in a biodegradable coffin or shroud and buried. The goal is complete decomposition and the grave site is allowed to return to nature. Have you been wondering what your options are for a green burial in Humboldt County?


The FCAH board voted this year for our Annual Meeting topic to be about green burial. We are excited to announce to you that we have invited Michael J. Furniss to come and share with us his knowledge on green burial. Michael is considered to be a local expert on this topic and is a professor at HSU in the Forestry and Wildland Science Department. He currently works as the "Climate, forests, and hydropower scientist" for the Redwood Coast Energy Authority. He has been dreaming about, learning, and planning natural green burial and "green burial with trees" for more than a decade.


Michael consults on a wide range of topics both in the US and internationally. He is a long time member of the Arcata Forest Management Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Smith River Alliance and the Trust for Working Lands. If you would like to read more about Michael his website is here. 


A suggested Donation for this event is $25 or sign up for membership with FCAH.


For questions please call: 707-822-8599 or email:

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