Connecting Wild Places

Our natural and political landscapes are rapidly changing. Climate change is affecting ecosystems across the planet, and people, plants and wildlife are beginning to feel the pressures that come from a changing environment. Prolonged droughts, severe storms, growing deserts, deforestation, habitat loss and the resulting increase in stresses on wildlife are projected to become the norm in the future.
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Protecting Endangered Species of the North Coast

EPIC’s advocacy efforts for restoring wild fish populations includes many years of work defending forests and headwaters that provide clean water and valuable habitat for wild fish. Now, EPIC is undertaking a new initiative to reform fish hatcheries that have operated for too long without proper oversight.
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Reining in Caltrans

EPIC's "Rein in Caltrans" campaign is designed to force Caltrans to abandon some of their most egregious construction projects, and to reform the flawed decision making that allows wasteful and destructive projects to move forward.
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Returning to a Natural Cycle of Wildfire

As a society, we must understand that fire is an essential element in maintaining healthy ecosystems. EPIC is working to form a holistic approach to wildfire management that addresses the needs of the land and the people that call it home.
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Industrial Forestry: Reforming Corporate Logging

Industrial timber giants are threatening our forests by using highly intensive forest management practices compromise the productivity and sustainability of our forestlands.  EPIC advocates for responsible forestry by tracking private logging operations to ensure that environmental standards are implemented.

What is Pollution Pot

Unsustainable, environmentally destructive, industrial-sized cannabis agriculture that puts the environment, the economy, and future generations at risk. These practices must come to an end, and responsible operations that promote the restoration of our watersheds must become the norm.
   

Updates + News

EPIC in Review

November 24, 2014

20140201_154619As usual, EPIC is busy upholding environmental laws both at home, and across the nation. Over the past few months our staff has advocated for the protection of old growth in the Klamath National Forest, opposed the Federal Drought Bill and bad forestry bills, requested endangered species protections for monarch butterflies, requested action to protect families harmful pesticides and submitted petitions on behalf of tens of thousands of people to protect wildlife and wild places. read more >>

 

Giving Local Tuesday Dec. 2

November 20, 2014

GivingLocalTuesdayEPICEPIC and the Northern California Association of Nonprofits have teamed up to bring Giving Local Tuesday to the north coast region. Taking place December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – the Giving Tuesday campaign aims to harness the power of social media to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with holiday shopping. The organizations are seeking to inspire a spirit of generosity, personal philanthropy and greater levels of giving to local organizations during the holiday season.read more >>

 

EPIC Evening at the Palm Dec. 6

November 20, 2014

Epic Evening4.pngBurningleaf Productions is proud to present, An EPIC Evening at the Palm, a grand and swanky cocktail party fundraiser for the Environmental Protection Information Center. EPIC is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the forests of Northwestern California. Come out in your glamour and glitz to sip some cocktails, enjoy eclectic art, listen to live jazz, be seduced by burlesque and dance the night away at the Palm lounge in the Historic Eureka Inn on December 6th. read more >>

 

EPIC Arts Arcata and Membership Mixer Dec. 12

November 18, 2014

EPIC Membership SlideCelebrate Arts Alive with EPIC! Meet Board and Staff and hear about our exciting new programs for 2015. We will offer live music, art, wine and snacks! We will also have a raffle prize, so come check out our work space and connect with the Northern Humboldt forest protection community! Local artist and film-maker, Thomas Dunklin will feature his photography that focuses on local fisheries. read more >>

 

Advocate for Real Recovery

November 12, 2014

1Take Action: The Klamath National Forest recently proposed a massive post-fire logging operation throughout some of the most important watersheds on the north coast. The Westside project targets up to 43,338 acres concentrated in Late-Successional Reserves (old forests), Riparian Reserves (streamside forests), in Wild and Scenic River corridors and within Northern spotted owl critical habitat. read more >>

 

Fall Celebration Thank You

November 11, 2014

EPIC Fall Celebration 2014On Friday, November 7th, several hundred North Coast community members celebrated 37 years of forest and wildlife protection with EPIC at their annual Fall Celebration. The staff and board of EPIC would like to thank all of the community members, volunteers and businesses that made it possible to throw an incredibly entertaining and successful event! read more >>

 

Joanne Rand Band CD Release & EPIC Benefit Bash Nov. 13

November 11, 2014

Joanne Rand The Environmental Protection Information Center is proud to present the Joanne Rand Band at the Arcata Playhouse on Thursday, November 13th! Come experience one of our region’s finest independent artists of psychedelic-folk revival and support EPIC's work to protect the forest ecosystems of the North Coast. read more >>

 

Jess Say No—Take Action to Save Forest Canopy and Wildlife Trees

November 10, 2014

unnamedTake Action: The Jess timber sale would remove vast amounts of forest canopy, disturb riparian reserves and targets old growth and mature wildlife trees within Critical Habitat for the Northern spotted owl. The project would cut nearly 1,000 acres of north facing slopes within the North Fork Salmon River watershed on the Klamath National Forest, adding to the cumulative effects of 45,000 acres of wildfire, extreme impacts from firefighting and post-fire logging from the 2013 Salmon Complex Fire. read more >>

 

Klamath Chainsaw Masacre

October 29, 2014

IMG_1337The Klamath National Forest has been going batty eliminating wildlife habitat and damaging sensitive post fire soils on one of the most important rivers for salmon fisheries on the north coast. While EPIC was able to get some of the best wildlife habitat protected, acres of post-fire logging continues on the North Fork Salmon River. Wet weather has not stopped the large heavy equipment from operating on these steep slopes, and mitigation measures for protecting wildlife and watershed values have not been completed or implemented, resulting in horrific impacts to water quality and sensitive habitat areas. read more >>

 

Welcome Additions to the EPIC Team

October 28, 2014

Lucy Allen Two new north coast forest protectors! Tom Wheeler and Lucy Allen recently joined the EPIC team to advocate for the science-based protection of northwest California’s forests. Using their expertise in environmental law, Tom and Lucy will help ensure that EPIC continues to fulfill its role as environmental watchdogs in defense of nature. EPIC is focused on connecting working and wildland forests into whole healthy landscapes for flourishing nature and wildlife, in order to safeguard our valuable living resources in a changing climate for current and future generations. read more >>

 
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