Posts Tagged ‘Humboldt County’

Orleans Fuels Reduction: An EPIC Perspective

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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OCFUkayla

Kimberly Baker inspecting logging within the Orleans Community Fuels Reduction project.

I work with the Klamath Forest Alliance and EPIC to protect and defend our North Coast Watersheds. Our organizations strongly support the Traditional Ecological Knowledge and cultural management techniques of the Tribes. This is a very brief rendition of a very heated story. The Orleans “Community Fuels Reduction” Project (OCFR) is a tangled mess of broken assurances. (more…)


Direct Message to Motorists: Richardson Grove Threatened

Monday, January 25th, 2010
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RGbillboardThis weekend dedicated volunteers hand painted and installed a colorful billboard along Highway 101 just south of Standish Hickey State Park reading “Save Richardson Grove.” The ongoing effort to protect Richardson Grove from a Caltrans construction project continues to gain momentum with weekly meetings, an active listserv and multi-pronged strategy for success. (more…)


Redwood Run Biker Party Joins Save Richardson Grove Movement

Monday, January 25th, 2010
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redwoodrunYou know something big is brewing when environmentalists and bikers are on the same wavelength. Redwood Run, which describes itself as the “Ultimate Old School Biker Party,” is an annual Harley-Davidson motorcycle run that ends in a big shindig at Riverview Ranch in Piercy every June. Well, it seems that bikers love Richardson Grove just as much as they love to ride and party. The Redwood Run website proclaims its opposition to Caltrans’s plans to widen Richardson Grove to accomodate large commercial trucks. The Redwood Run’s assessment of the situation, as described on its website, is pretty right on. As the movement to Save Richardson Grove continues to grow, it is becoming clear that the community as a whole—from environmentalists to bikers to college students to everyday folks on the North Coast—does not want Caltrans to open the North Coast to increased truck traffic and the onslaught of big box retail stores. Take action now by sending Caltrans an electronic letter telling them you oppose the project to widen Richardson Grove.


Marbled Murrelet Remains Threatened Under the ESA

Thursday, January 21st, 2010
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bioMURRELETThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday, January 20, that the marbled murrelet will remain a threatened species and continue to receive protection under the Endangered Species Act. The announcement came in response to a petition filed by the American Forest Resource Council, a timber industry lobbying group. The announcement is welcomed news for the Environmental Protection Information Center, which has worked for years to protect the dwindling population of the small seabirds. (more…)


A New Era (and Website) for EPIC

Friday, January 15th, 2010
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kruleweb

After two years of working with EPIC, I am so excited to see the swelling enthusiasm of our small but dedicated team of activists and organizers. EPIC’s work over the years has ebbed and flowed from an epicenter of information based in the heart of the struggle to defend redwood forests in Garberville to sparse offices in Eureka and skeleton staff with board leadership. Our totally redesigned website is a step into a new era for the organization, but we haven’t lost sight of where we came from. (more…)


Take Action to Save Richardson Grove

Friday, January 15th, 2010
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RGpostTake a moment to send a clear message to the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) to keep their hands off the old growth redwoods within Richardson Grove State Park. Caltrans has proposed a highway widening project that would damage the intact cathedral grove that marks the southern entrance to Humboldt County. With your help, we can stop this project! (more…)