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.
Fire Slide Seth McKinney

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

Connecting Wild Places

April 22, 2014

Journey LOGO selected finalSign the Petition: Urge entrusted state and federal representatives to act now to protect and connect wild places by protecting all remaining old growth; establishing a well-connected network of wildlife corridors; and reforming practices. All life depends on the vitality of our ecosystems. In this rapidly changing climate, a well-connected landscape that includes critical wildlife linkages will provide refuge to people, plants and wildlife into the future. read more >>


Comments Submitted to Navy Opposing Harm to Marine Mammals

April 17, 2014

OrcasandboatNOAAOn behalf of our thousands of members, supporters and activists, EPIC submitted public comments on the U.S. Navy's Northwest Training and Testing Environmental Impact Statement, which if approved would authorize the “take” of more than 500,000 marine mammals over the course of the next 5 years. read more >>


Author Kim Stanley Robinson speaks in Arcata

April 17, 2014

KSR PosterWednesday, May 7th EPIC hosts well-known political science-fiction writer and teacher, Kim Stanley Robinson, at Humboldt State's Kate Buchanan Room from 5-7pm, and later that night at Northtown Books (957 H St. in Arcata) from 8-10pm. Great opportunity to meet, greet & enjoy wine and cheese. Kim's books such as the "Mars" trilogy ask the question of How Things Should Be and brings awareness to the burgeoning global conflict between democracy and more >>


Gray Wolf Told to Wait

April 17, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAt its April 16th, 2014 meeting in Ventura, California, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to delay its decision whether or not to list Gray Wolves as “endangered” under the California Endangered Species Act for an additional 90-days in order to further consider evidence and testimony. read more >>


Growing Green Workshop Interview with Dave Feral of Mad River Alliance

April 11, 2014

Dave FeralThe 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. read more >>


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 >>

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