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

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 >>

 

EPIC Fall Celebration With No Pardon, Jene McCovey & Sue's Organics!

October 31, 2018

Fall Celebration Tickets Available Now! You are cordially invited to celebrate 41 years of EPIC resiliency on Saturday, November 10th featuring live music by No Pardon, Dinner by Sue’s Organics, Sempervirens Award Ceremony honoring Jene McCovey, local beer and wine and an amazing silent auction! Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your peers, support a great cause and form long-lasting relationships with people who have put their heart and soul into to protecting the majestic forests, rivers and wildlife of the North Coast. read more >>

 

Honoring Jene McCovey for a Lifetime of Environmental Work at EPIC Fall Celebration

October 30, 2018

UPDATE 10/25/18: Jene Needs your support! Please click here to help her get to a heart specialists by contributing to her gofundme campaign. EPIC is honored to present the 2018 Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award to Jene McCovey, on Saturday, November 10th at the Beginnings Octagon in Briceland. This year, EPIC will celebrate 41 years of environmental activism with Folk trio No Pardon, who will play some toe-tappin’ fiddle tunes and Sue’s Organics who will be cooking up a delicious feast as EPIC family and friends reminisce about the old days and strategize for what’s to come. Doors open at 6pm, Dinner at 7, Music at 9. read more >>

 

Robbing a Burn Victim: EPIC Challenges Another Forest Service Giveaway

October 25, 2018

On October 16, EPIC filed a lawsuit challenging a large post-fire timber sale on the Siskiyou Crest in Klamath National Forest. This timber sale, called the Seiad-Horse Project after the watersheds it will impact, is one of the most cynical and destructive projects we’ve seen. The sale would clear-cut almost 1,200 acres of forests set aside for owl habitat, and would in the process not only harm wildlife, but would cost taxpayers money while giving a gift to the timber industry. read more >>

 

Explore What's at Stake - Last Chance Grove

October 24, 2018

Come explore Last Chance Grove, the old-growth forest of Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park that is being considered as a location for a bypass route around the Last Chance Grade slide. This route is one of 6 alternatives that Caltrans is currently examining to get around the unstable geology that is currently threatening Highway 101 by Crescent City. Few people have ever journeyed to this area of the forest, be sure to check out what could be lost. read more >>

 

Clever Gov’t Tricks Undercut Marten Protections

October 10, 2018

Last week was bittersweet. On Friday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing the Humboldt marten as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. I should have been thrilled—this was the culmination of eight years work and one successful lawsuit—but instead I was infuriated. Through a crafty trick, the Service cut a big hole in the protections for the marten, perpetuating some of the same threats which are forcing the marten to extinction. Here’s how the Service sided with the timber industry to sell out the Humboldt marten. As a warning: this might get somewhat wonky. read more >>

 
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