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.

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

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 >>


EPIC Honors Dennis Cunningham, Civil Rights Attorney with Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award

September 9, 2019

Dennis Cunningham is a legendary civil rights attorney, who has spent his lifetime defending activists since the 1960’s. From suing the Chicago Police Department for the murder of Black Panther Fred Hampton to representing Earth First! activist Judi Bari when her car was bombed and the FBI falsely charged her as a terrorist, Cunningham has a lifetime of inspirational experience that has resulted in major social changes. read more >>


You're Invited to EPIC's 2019 Fall Celebration Featuring Delhi 2 Dublin!

August 21, 2019

Fall Celebration Tickets Available Now! On behalf of the staff and board of EPIC, you are cordially invited to the 42nd Annual EPIC Fall Celebration, featuring Delhi 2 Dublin, on Saturday, November 9th 2019 at the Mateel Community Center in Redway, CA. This event promises to please and is expected to sell out, so get your tickets early!read more >>


California Fish and Game Commission Opposes Federal Wolf-Delisting

August 20, 2019

The Gray Wolf de-listing proposed by the Trump Administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was opposed in a very strong letter from the California Fish and Game Commission, which voted to list the Gray Wolf under the California Endangered Species Act on June 14, 2014. read more >>


Trump's ESA Rollbacks

August 20, 2019

In 1813, John James Audubon stood in amazement. The sky darkened as 60 million passenger pigeons blocked out the noonday sun. And this was only the start. The first group was followed by a larger flock, so many that they continued to fly over for three straight days. Modern estimates put the bird’s population around three billion. Less than 100 years later, in 1900, a boy in Ohio killed the last wild passenger pigeon with his shotgun. Something almost unthinkable occurred—life was extinguished permanently—and only in its absence did we realize what we had lost. read more >>


California Wolf Pack Grows

August 20, 2019

California’s only established wolf pack has a third litter of pups! The Lassen Pack was recently spotted on this trail camera video with three new pups! Be sure to watch with the sound on. The pair had four pups in 2017 and at least five born last year. As of early July 2019, it is estimated the pack consists of a minimum of two to three adults/yearlings and three pups. read more >>


EPIC Fall Celebration will Feature Delhi 2 Dublin

August 19, 2019

Mark your calendar! Its official that Delhi 2 Dublin will be making an incredible musical performance at this year’s EPIC Fall Celebration on Saturday, November 9th at the Mateel Community Center in Redway, CA. Delhi 2 Dublin is a Canadian world music group that connects roots to future with a heavy electronic backbone, live traditional Indian instruments, and the stunning punjabi-english vocals of frontman Sanjay Seran. This event is expected to sell out, so purchase your tickets now! read more >>


Terra-Gen’s Humboldt Wind Energy Project Presents Concerns for Wildlife

August 6, 2019

EPIC and the NEC submitted comments in June on the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the proposed Terra-Gen Humboldt Wind Energy Project proposed for Monument and Bear River Ridges outside of Scotia. The project as described in the DEIR does not meet the environmental standards nor have the environmental protections we demand. Our organizations urge the project proponents and Humboldt County to undertake additional consultation and outreach efforts to fulfill their obligations to the County’s citizens and our wildlife. Read our detailed comments are more >>


Action Alert: Stop Trump's Plan to Gut NEPA

August 6, 2019

The Trump Administration is trying to do through regulation what it can’t through Congress: gut the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Forest Service has initiated a rulemaking process to create huge loopholes in the federal law, killing public participation in federal land management and eviscerating science-based standards. In EPIC’s 40+ years, this is the most extreme proposal to come across our desk. Yet, because it is being done quietly, these changes are sneaking through without public attention and outrage. On behalf of EPIC and all of the other public interest environmental groups who use the law daily, WE NEED YOUR HELP! read more >>

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