EPIC Fall Celebration with Delhi2Dublin

Dance, feast and celebrate in honor of EPIC's forest protection on Friday, November 9th at the Mateel Community Center in Redway! Doors & Silent Auction open at 6PM for cocktail hour, followed by a delicious Indian fusion dinner at 7PM and the Sempervirens Award ceremony at 8pm honoring Dennis Cunningham. At 9PM Delhi 2 Dublin will be sure to rock the dance floor!

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 »
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.
Willits Rein in Caltrans Slide

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.

Updates + News

RCEA Biomass Meeting Friday

October 15, 2019

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is considering what role biomass should play in Humboldt’s energy future. RCEA’s decision was prompted by the community’s proposal, supported by EPIC, to require that 100% of our power come from clean, renewable energy by 2025. RCEA will be examining the future of biomass at a special forum at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center this Friday (10/18) from 1-4pm. EPIC encourages our members to attend and let their opinions be known. read more >>


Volunteers Needed: EPIC Fall Celebration

October 15, 2019

Are you looking for a way to plug into the community and give back before the holidays while having fun? Support EPIC by volunteering for our Fall Celebration this November 9th, at the Mateel Community Center in Redway. We ask that volunteers give 3-4 hours of their time for a shift. Volunteering comes with free entry, dinner, and ample time to boogie! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rhiannon at rhiannon@wildcalifornia.org or call (707) 822-7711.read more >>


Econews Radio Show is Back!

October 15, 2019

The newly revamped Econews Report radio show will be aired every Saturday at 10am and will have a slightly different layout, featuring roundtable discussions with representatives of local environmental organizations. EPIC’s Tom Wheeler, Humboldt Baykeeper’s Jennifer Kalt, Northcoast Environmental Center’s Larry Glass and Friends of the Eel River’s Scott Greacen will host each show together. read more >>


Action Alert: Gov. Newsom Vetoed SB1 – Ask Him to Protect People, Wildlife and Wild Places!

October 2, 2019

On September 27th, Gavin Newsom sided with the Trump administration and industry lobbyists and vetoed SB 1, which would have safeguarded California’s wildlife and wild places from federal efforts to dismantle bedrock environmental laws. SB1 was passed by the California senate and assembly in a recent attempt to prevent the federal rollbacks of the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and the federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969. read more >>


Furry Friends, Never Fear: New Protections for Martens and Other Critters Coming!

September 24, 2019

EPIC is happy to report two BIG wins! First, based on a petition submitted by EPIC and others, by a 4-3 vote the Oregon Fish and Game Commission baned the trapping of Humboldt martens in Oregon. Second, in a first-in-the-country move, California has banned all commercial trapping of fur-bearing mammals. read more >>


EPIC Collaborates on Fire Story

September 24, 2019

Fire season has kicked in with multiple wildfires in the northern CA region. The public only gets a fraction of the wildfire suppression story in the media. To shed some light on the subject EPIC is proud to share this story map, created by our partners at FUSEE, which provides details on California's largest wildfire, the Mendocino Complex. EPIC's contribution provides a small glimpse of the nearly 700 miles of bulldozed fire line that was constructed during the fire. read more >>


UPDATED: CA Governor Newsom Sides with Industry, Vetoes SB1

September 24, 2019

Newsom has decided to side with corporate interests, mining and water management companies and the Trump administration in his potential decision to veto a bill that was passed by the senate 26 to 14 and the assembly 43 to 21. Ultimately, the policies of SB 1 were aimed to protect our supply of natural resources, clean water, air, and endangered species that depend on them. Newsom claims to support the principles behind the bill, but the action of vetoing it is a more powerful indicator of where his loyalty lies than any words coming out of his mouth. read more >>


Action Alert: Rare Tule Elk Need Our Help!

September 18, 2019

The small, mostly isolated population of Tule elk are in danger due to the National Park Service’s (NPS) commitment to cattle ranching at Point Reyes National Seashore. Point Reyes is currently the only national park in the country that hosts this subspecies of elk. Today, there are around 4,000 Tule elk in total, all residing in California; this is a stark contrast to the population of 500,000 that existed in California in 1880. read more >>


Coalition Letter to Terra-Gen

September 12, 2019

Editor’s Note: The letter below was sent to Planning Director Ford and reflects the opinion of the major conservation organizations of the North Coast. Our organizations are not opposed to wind energy development but recognize that such development much include proven mitigation measures to reduce impacts to wildlife. The project, as conceived in the draft environmental impact report, lacks these measures and is therefore incomplete. A final environmental impact report is expected at the end of September. read more >>


EPIC Wishes Happy Trails to Rob DiPerna

September 9, 2019

All of us at EPIC wish Rob DiPerna, our long-time friend and staff member, happy trails as he retires from EPIC. Rob served two terms of duty at EPIC, first in the early 2000s and again for the past decade. In that time, he became California’s preeminent expert on the Forest Practice Act and Rules, helping individuals and groups across the state understand the law and their opportunities to shape. read more >>

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