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.
Coho Slide

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.

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.
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Become a Member of the EPIC Community 

EPIC is built on the efforts and energies of community members and activists. Your membership allows EPIC to remain vigilant in protecting the Redwood Region of Northwest California.

Updates + News

Growing Green Workshop Interview with Dave Feral of Mad River Alliance

April 11, 2014

The following email interview with Dave Feral of Mad River Alliance gives an overview of the Green Growers Workshop, which will be held at the Arcata Theatre Lounge on Saturday, April 26 from 11am-5pm. What was the impetus for the Mad River Alliance working to organize this workshop? Mad River Alliance organized the Growing Green in 2014 […]



Is d-Con Our Next DDT?

April 8, 2014

Photo by Franklin InstituteLast month, the State of California took a step in the right direction by trying to ban over-the-counter sales of dangerous anticoagulant rat poisons that are harming children, killing pets, and devastating wildlife, including endangered species. But within days after California announced the new regulations—which are meant to take effect on July 1—Reckitt Benckiser, the $37.5 billion multi-national corporation that manufactures and sells d-Con, filed a lawsuit against the state. read more >>


Earth Day Beach Clean-up and Hoedown

April 7, 2014

hoe down poster2014-EN ad3-web-revised-01Saturday April 19th from 9 am till noon, work to clean-up and restore the earth, later from 3-7pm put your hoe down to dance and celebrate! In a cooperative effort with Mad River Alliance, North Coast Environmental Center, Friends of the Dunes, Humboldt Baykeeper, Friends of the Eel River, Trees Foundation, Surfrider Foundation and Dell’ Arte International. read more >>


Who Will Stand Up for the Northern Spotted Owl?

April 7, 2014

9-OwlBanding-FWSEPIC's Northern Spotted Owl Self-Defense campaign uses a multitude of tactics to conserve the owl including monitoring, commenting on, and challenging logging projects that may affect the owl on both public and private lands, engaging with the Board of Forestry to improve rules regarding owl protections, and launching a campaign to end the use of “super-toxic” rat poison in agriculture operations. read more >>


EPIC in review

April 7, 2014

Holm_Fay_date2008-04-09_time16.02.45_IMG_8035 copyMuch of EPIC's work involves staying up-to-date with local, regional and statewide natural resource management decisions and providing public comments to guide decision making in the interest of the best available science and with conservation in mind. Our staff has been busy! Here is a snapshot of the various items we have contributed to the local, state and national environmental movements over the last few weeks. read more >>


Get the Frack Out of California

March 27, 2014

FrackingPoisonsFamiliescropTake Action Now: Support Bill to Ban Fracking in California. Fracking is a technique used to extract natural gas whereby millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and highly toxic chemicals are injected into the earth. This process has been proven to result in massive environmental effects including wasting large quantities of scarce water resources, ground water contamination, air pollution and earth quakes. read more >>


Injunction Sought to Halt Unnecessary Caltrans Highway-widening Project in Remote Northwest California

March 20, 2014

Photo by Scott HardingEPIC along with several other conservation groups filed for a preliminary injunction in federal court today to halt construction of a Caltrans highway-widening project that would harm threatened coho salmon runs and undermine public safety along the wild and scenic Smith River Canyon in California’s remote Del Norte County. The project is aimed at widening narrow sections of highways 197 and 199 to provide access for oversized trucks. read more >>


El Radio Fantastique plays the Arcata Playhouse Thursday, April 3

March 13, 2014

El Radio PicEl Radio Fantastique features beautifully dark songwriting, their tunes are guaranteed to set your soul flying while your heart breaks and your body shakes. The Playhouse provides the perfect intimate and theatrical atmosphere for guests to enjoy the wild musical styling. Come thirsty and hungry. Doors open at 6:30 for specialty cocktails, beer, wine and delicious morsels. Show starts at 8pm. $12-20 sliding scale. read more >>


Take Action to Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests in California

March 11, 2014

coyote.killing.contestTake Action Now: Please join EPIC, and our allies, in calling on the California Fish and Game Commission and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to prohibit predator killing contests statewide and to develop comprehensive regulations and policies to reform and modernize predator management in California. Killing predators - or any wild animal- as part of a ‘contest’ ‘tournament’ or ‘drive' is ethically indefensible and ecologically reckless. read more >>


Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Rare Coastal Plant in Oregon and California

March 11, 2014

Silvery Phacelia (Phacelia argentea)EPIC joined a coalition with seven other organizations and filed a petition last week with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for silvery phacelia, a rare plant that grows on a 130-mile stretch of coast from Coos and Curry counties in southern Oregon to Del Norte County in northern California. The flowering plant is at risk of extinction due to off-road vehicles, development and nonnative beach grass. There are fewer than 30 surviving populations of the silver-leaved plant. read more >>

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