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2018 EPIC Base Camp

OVERVIEW

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!

GROUNDTRUTHING

Groundtruthing is simple. Visit a proposed project site and document what the project looks like on the ground. This information enables EPIC, and you, to compare what the agency is planning on the ground and comparing it with what is stated in environmental documents. Past groundtruthers have found discrepancies in agency information and documented rare plants and animals that have led to the cancellation of some or all of the proposed project. Groundtruthing is an important tool used to monitor large scale projects and other industrial activities on public lands. The information gained from groundtruthing allows EPIC to provide the public with information needed to understand, and engage in, decisions affecting public forest lands, watersheds and wildlife. Information from on-the-ground monitoring also helps EPIC challenge destructive projects or actions that degrade the environment.

REGISTER NOW

Space is limited! Please RSVP for this event ahead of time by signing up below.

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LOCATION

EPIC’s 2018 Basecamp will be focusing on groundtruthing the Last Chance Grade Project and the various Highway 101 route alternatives in and around Redwood National Park. We will be camping at Rock Creek Ranch on the wild and scenic Smith River, about 30 minutes east of Crescent City, 1 hour from the project site, and 2 hours from Arcata. Click here to view directions to Rock Creek Ranch and to register for Base Camp. [1] Our campsite can accommodate a maximum of 30 people. The campsite features tent camping areas, picnic tables, a campfire ring, toilets, potable water, a fully functional kitchen, solar showers and river/beach access trail.

CARPOOL

Shuttles will be provided between Arcata and Rock Creek Ranch as well as to the project site at Last Chance Grade (LCG). Please check the Carpool Page [2] to reserve a space on a shuttle, or to offer passenger space in your vehicle. Before your carpool leaves please call the office to see if there are supplies you can help transport to camp! (707)822-7711. If you plan to drive please review EPIC’s Expectations for all Drivers [3], here.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 7: Camp Setup

Saturday, September 8: Set Up and Groundtruthing Training

Sunday, September 9: Groundtruthing Training and Field Work

WHAT TO BRING TO BASE CAMP

MEAL SCHEDULE

Friday:

Dinner: TBA

Saturday:

Breakfast: TBA

Lunch: Hummus vegetable tortilla wraps

Dinner: Thai vegetable curry

Sunday:

Breakfast: Oatmeal, nuts, raisins, coffee

Lunch: Peanut butter & Jelly sandwiches

BASE CAMP DONATIONS WISH LIST

Donating any of these items to EPIC will ensure that we can provide a safe, effective, high-quality camp in the forest this year! Contact amber@wildcalifornia.org if you can help us plan a successful camp by making a donation!

Suggested food donations:

Suggested gear donations:

Group camp donations:

EPIC BASE CAMP GROUND RULES

Ground Rules for Attendees of EPIC’s Summer Campouts.

All participants are expected to follow the ground rules set below.

Regarding Camp Safety and Happiness

 Regarding Interpersonal Respect

CONNECT WITH OTHER BASECAMP ATTENDEES

After you have registered below, share the event on social media and invite your friends!!

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