It’s the time of year for tricks and treats, for things that go bump-in-the-night, and for howling at the moon with the mysterious and wild. It’s the time of year not only for ghosts and goblins, but for wolves, fishers, and martens too; a time to contemplate and celebrate our vision of wild California.
EPIC’s work to protect and connect our forestlands and wild places is manifested in our successful campaign to see the Gray Wolf protected under the California Endangered Species Act. Protecting wolves means working for intact, connected landscapes, and advocating for best land management practices. EPIC has confronted the frightful threat of habitat fragmentation and loss of biodiversity in our bioregion by working to restore the integrity and connectivity of our landscapes.
The need to provide large tracts of intact habitat, wildlife linkages, biodiversity, and climate resiliency is freakishly important. EPIC’s integrated approach to defend and restore forestlands on both public and private ownerships provides the silver bullet for slaying the beast of degraded, fragmented landscapes that have resulted in loss of species diversity, population connectivity, and genetic viability. EPIC is dedicated to the protection and connection of our watersheds and wild places across ownership classes and boundaries.
Please join us in celebrating the wolf and the wild. Give a big howl for protecting and connecting our wild places and our wildlife. Have a happy howl-o-ween!