Posts by Amber Jamieson

Upcoming EPIC Events

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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EPIC will be tabling at various events throughout the summer. Visit our booth, get important updates and sign petitions to protect wild places and imperiled species! We also have tons of great EPIC Swag, including water bottles, t-shirts, stickers and as requested, hats!!


EPIC’s 2018-2019 Annual Report

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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EPIC is proud to present the 2018-2019 Annual Report featuring our achievements, highlights and statistics from 2018. We invite you to take some time to check what we have been working on to further the protection and restoration of Pacific northwest forests and wildlife. From endangered species protections, timber sale litigation, to challenging big timber’s sustainability certification, EPIC staff has kept a full court press on industry and agencies to preserve one of the most iconic forest ecosystems on the planet for over four decades.


SoHum Community Meeting: Green Diamond & Sproul Creek

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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EPIC staff will present a 20-minute talk/power point that contains information and visuals about the Sproul Creek property and Green Diamond and its practices. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. All ages welcome. Donations graciously accepted at the door.


Breaking: EPIC in Court to Defend Old Growth in Klamath National Forest

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Today EPIC is in court asking for an injunction on the Seiad-Horse Project, which is a timber sale proposed in the Klamath National Forest. The project targets over 1,000 acres on the Siskiyou Crest for clearcut logging. The proposed timber sale is located within an inventoried Roadless Area, a Late Successional Reserve and other areas that are critical habitat for species like the Pacific fisher and northern spotted owl.


Action Alert: Shasta Dam Raise Would Destroy Imperiled Salamander Habitat and Sacred Sites

Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Westlands Water District has issued a Notice of Preparation for the Shasta Dam Raise Project. Shasta Dam is already the largest reservoir in the state and the proposed project would expand the capacity of Shasta Lake by up to 634,000 acre feet, which would inundate National Forest Lands that are within habitat of the imperiled Shasta salamander and the ancestral territory of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. Increasing the water capacity of the reservoir would also put new demands for water on Northern California’s already strained watersheds and the communities that depend on them.


Cheers to 41 Years of Forest Protection Work!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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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.


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

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
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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.


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

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
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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.


EPIC Base Camp: Groundtruthing Last Chance Grade Alternatives

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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This last weekend EPIC staff and volunteers ventured out into ancient redwood forests and coastal scrublands to explore two of the six alternatives (Alternative A2 and Alternative L), which are being considered for rerouting Highway 101 around the unstable cliff side along Last Chance Grade, which is sliding into the Pacific Ocean. Review our reflections of the project and Basecamp highlights.


A New Era of Timber Wars?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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Several trusted sources have reported that Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) has hired Lear Asset Management Company , a private security firm, to conduct paramilitary operations against forest protectors in the Mattole watershed. Last week, Lear security guards turned out in full force using dogs and tasers, ultimately making a citizen’s arrest of three people.


2018 EPIC Base Camp

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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EPIC Base Camp will focus on the Last Chance Grade Project alternatives, in and around Redwood National and State Parks September 7-9, 2018. Base Camp attendees will have the opportunity to participate in groundtruthing, map and compass orienteering, environmental policy, know your rights trainings, and more! Sign up for this event at the link below, as space is limited!


Redwoods Rising Seeks Scoping Comments

Friday, July 20th, 2018
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Under the umbrella of Redwoods Rising, the National Park Service, California Department of Parks and Recreation and Save the Redwoods League are beginning the process of considering various restoration efforts for the Greater Prairie Creek watershed in Redwood National and State Parks. Activities that are being considered as part of the project include forest restoration, road removal and aquatic restoration.


Annual Report 2017

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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EPIC had some extraordinary accomplishments in 2017. Highlights include: defending wolf, marten, Pacific fisher and owl protections; thwarting a destructive railroad proposal; saving big trees and creeks from logging; litigating to protect Richardson Grove, and wild places in the Klamath region; petitioning to end the sale of invasive ivy, and the list goes on. But the most inspiring aspect of our work in the last year was connecting with our community in wild places to provide outdoor skill trainings for the next generation of community members to monitor projects in the field, lead outdoor hikes, and connect diverse communities with nature.


EPIC Stops Tower in Redwood National Park

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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The Office of Emergency Services has heard our voices loud and clear, and has decided not to put an emergency communications tower in Redwood National Park. The initial proposal called for three towers ranging from 120 to 270 feet, one of which was proposed inside the boundaries of Redwood National Park. But thanks to the 1,451 EPIC members from 32 states and 28 countries who spoke up by sending comments through EPIC’s two action alerts, none of the towers will be built within Redwood National Park. Instead, the towers will be built at alternative locations outside of the park.


Tower Proposed in Redwood National Park- Public Meetings Jan 10 & 11

Thursday, January 4th, 2018
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The California Office of Emergency Services (OES) is proposing to construct new communication towers on three of the highest peaks in and around Redwood National Park to replace the Red Mountain communications site, which must be removed because it is located within the Helkau Ceremonial District, a site that is sacred to the Yurok Tribe and other Native Americans and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The proposed project (Alternative 1) includes three new sites: Rodgers Peak (in Redwood National Park), Rattlesnake Peak (Privately owned by Green Diamond), and Alder Camp (a state-owned prison facility).


Why Beavers are Worth a Dam!

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Beavers are a keystone species, playing a critical role in biodiversity and providing direct benefits to surrounding ecosystems as well as fish, wildlife and people. Dams created by beavers create wetlands that help decrease the effects of damaging floods, recharge drinking water aquifers, protect watersheds from droughts, decrease erosion, stabilize stream banks, remove toxic pollutants from surface and ground water and many threatened and endangered species rely on the wetland habitat created by beavers.


Thank You for Supporting 40 Years of Forest Defense!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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The staff and board of the Environmental Protection Information Center would like to thank all of the attendees, businesses, sponsors, volunteers and artists who helped make the 40th Anniversary Fall Celebration a fun and successful event. Each year we look forward to this EPIC reunion where we can visit with people who make up the heart and soul of the redwood region’s environmental movement. The legacy that the EPIC community has made lives on through generations of grassroots activists and continues with the vibrant new energy of those who seek our efforts out to help keep our little corner of California the special place that we all know and love.


EPIC 40th Anniversary Fall Celebration with Casey Neill, Alice DiMicele and Joanne Rand

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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You are cordially invited to celebrate forty years of grassroots activism for forest and wildlife protection at the EPIC Fall Celebration on Friday, November 3rd from 6pm-midnight at the Mateel Community Center in Redway, CA. We are very pleased to present musical activists Casey Neill and the Norway Rats, Alice DiMicele and Joanne Rand who will be sure to take us on a trip back in time to the roots of the North Coast environmental movement as we honor Judi Bari with the Sempervirens Lifetime Achievement Award.


EPIC Saves Big Old Trees

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Last December, we ventured out into the Klamath National Forest to monitor the Jess Timber Sale to ensure that trees that were marked for logging were consistent with Forest Service decisions and environmental policies. At our first stop in the timber sale, we noticed that dozens of mature trees were marked to be logged in riparian reserves, where they were supposed to be protected.


Free EPIC Hike through the Ewok Forest of Endor!

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Join EPIC for a Redwood hike through Stout Grove in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park on July 9th, 2017. This hike will meander through an enchanted forest landscape where Star Wars Return of the Jedi was filmed. The stunning old growth and pristine Smith River along the Stout Grove hiking trail makes it one of the most beautiful places on the North Coast.