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. Read More »
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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.
 

Updates + News

Action Alert: Shasta Dam Raise Would Destroy Imperiled Salamander Habitat and Sacred Sites

December 10, 2018

Westlands Water District has issued a Notice of Preparation for the Shasta Dam Raise Project. Shasta Dam is already the largest reservoir in the state and the proposed project would expand the capacity of Shasta Lake by up to 634,000 acre feet, which would inundate National Forest Lands that are within habitat of the imperiled Shasta salamander and the ancestral territory of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. Increasing the water capacity of the reservoir would also put new demands for water on Northern California’s already strained watersheds and the communities that depend on them. read more >>

 

Green Diamond Purchases 9,400-acres of Timberland in Sproul Creek

December 3, 2018

Green Diamond Resource Company recently purchased 9,400-acres of commercial timberland in the Sproul Creek Watershed in Southern Humboldt County. Sproul Creek is a tributary to the South Fork Eel River. The purchase was orchestrated between Green Diamond and the Boyle Forest LP, (formerly Barnum Timber Company). read more >>

 

Will HRC Ever Give Elk River A Rest?

December 3, 2018

600,000 cubic yards of sediment. That's how much dirt is estimated to still be clogging up the Elk River, and that's just in the so-called, "Impacted Reach" between the confluence of the North and South Fork and downstream to Berta Road. Oh, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board has designated that the Elk River is suffering from a "Nusiance," condition, aka, wildly excessive rates and frequencies of overbank flooding that continues to endanger the ingress, egress, health, safety and livelihoods of Upper Elk River residents. read more >>

 

Richardson Grove Update

December 3, 2018

On November 28, Richardson Grove supporters packed Judge Alsup’s courtroom to witness the latest oral argument in EPIC’s federal lawsuit to defend Richardson Grove. This was the third time before Judge Alsup, who previously found that Caltrans relied upon inaccurate data and failed to document the likely harm to the root structure of old-growth redwoods in the park. read more >>

 

Action Alert: Protect Strawberry Rock!

November 26, 2018

Action Alert: Just days before the Thanksgiving holiday, Green Diamond submitted a proposal to log the controversial area adjacent to Strawberry Rock, near the town of Trinidad. The new Timber Harvest Plan is NE of Trinidad and within the coastal zone. The THP proposes 84.6 acres of clearcutting. Strawberry Rock is culturally and spiritually sacred to the Yurok Tribe, but Green Diamond claims that the Timber Harvest Plan (THP) units do not contain any archeological or historical sites of significance. read more >>

 

You're Invited! EPIC Holiday Membership Mixer

November 15, 2018

Join the EPIC staff and Board for some holiday cheer on Friday, December 14th at 6pm. This is our annual membership meeting, where you can come hear about EPIC’s work, learn about ways to get involved, and meet fellow treehuggers! read more >>

 

Action Alert: The Humboldt Marten Needs Your Help!

November 15, 2018

Take Action Now: Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Protect the Marten and Not Play Games! The Humboldt marten is a slinky little fuzzball about the size of a cat that lives in the old-growth coastal forests of Oregon and California. A history of overtrapping and habitat destruction has nearly wiped out the species. The marten is so rare that scientists once thought they were extinct. In 1996, researchers rediscovered a population on Six Rivers National Forest. Now there are 4 recognized populations, each small and isolated from each other. read more >>

 

Double Your Donation on #GivingTuesday!

November 13, 2018

Giving Tuesday is the annual celebration of charitable giving. This year, core EPIC members have decided to DOUBLE all donations made on November 27. Mark your calendars to maximize your gifts by donating to EPIC's #GivingTuesday Matching Fund! All donations from Giving Tuesday will go to fund EPIC’s Biodiversity Defense program. read more >>

 

Cheers to 41 Years of Forest Protection Work!

November 13, 2018

The Environmental Protection Information Center, would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate 41 years of forest protection work with us! This year was particularly special as we were in the more intimate setting of the beautiful Beginnings Octagon and had a wellspring of local community members who turned out. It was a great pleasure to honor Jene McCovey with the Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding environmental activism. The stories and memories people shared during the ceremony were beautiful and inspiring. Jene is an inspiration to all of us and her efforts continue to inspire the next generation of activists. read more >>

 

Vote for the Environment!

November 1, 2018

The 2018 midterm election could determine the fate of the Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and other important federal environmental laws. By choosing to vote, we can take part in the most effective and meaningful individual action to protect plants, fish, and wildlife. read more >>

 
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