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Case Documentation

EPIC has brought and won many important cases concerning environmental law in Northern California. From our historic battle over the Headwaters Forest to our struggle to protect the Northern Spotted Owl and many other endangered species, we are a leader in progressive legal action in defense of our bioregion. Below is a compilation of EPIC’s legal history.


EPIC v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Southern Torrent Salamander)

EPIC et al. v. Tuttle, et al. (Coho Take Case)

EPIC and the Sierra Club v. CDF and Pacific Lumber (The Hole in the Headwaters)

EPIC v. Tuttle (California’s Logging Rules Don’t Protect Coho Salmon)

Communities for a Better Environment, EPIC and Desert Citizens Against Pollution v. California Resources


Agency and California Building Industry Association (CEQA Guidelines Case)


Californians for Alternatives to Toxics and EPIC v. CDF (Vegetation Management Case)


CATs, EPIC, Humboldt Watershed Council v. EPA (Herbicide Impacts on Endangered Species)


EPIC v. EPA (EPA’s Failure to Consult on TMDLs)


Sierra Club, EPIC, et al. v. Bosworth and USFS (Big Bar Salvage: Six Rivers National Forest)


EPIC v. Pacific Lumber Company and U.S. EPA (Point Source Litigation)


United States and Waterwatch, et al. v. State of Oregon and Grants Pass Irrigation District (Bring Down the Dam: Savage Rapids on the Rogue)

Center for Biological Diversity and EPIC v. R. Delgado, L. Woltering, A. Veneman, and USFS (Cattle Grazing in the Wild and Scenic North Fork Eel River)

EPIC and American Lands v. USFS (Fire Management Plan)


EPIC v. California Board of Forestry (Big Timber Relief Package)


EPIC v. Blackwell, et. al. (Divide Auger: Ancient Forests in the Yolla Bollys)


EPIC, et al. v. Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, et al. (Logging Exemptions from the Clean Water Act)


EPIC, et al. v. Blackwell, et al. (Westpoint Timber Sale: Klamath/Marble Mountains)


East Fork Timber Sale: South Fork Trinity


EPIC, et al. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, et al. (Pacific Lumber’s Habitat Destruction Plan and Unfair Business Practices)


EPIC, et al. v. USFS (Knob Timber Sale, Klamath National Forest)


EPIC and Sierra Club v. CDF (All Species Grove)


EPIC and Coastal Headwaters Association v. CDF I (Goshawk Grove I)


EPIC and Coastal Headwaters Association v. CDF II


EPIC and Sierra Club v. Board of Forestry (Owl II)


EPIC v. California Department of Forestry (Tom Long Creek)


Little River Alliance and EPIC v. CDF


Children for Old Growth and EPIC v. CDF (Turwar)


Marbled Murrelet and EPIC v. Pacific Lumber (Owl Creek Federal Case)


Coastal Headwaters Association and EPIC v. CDF (Goshawk Grove II)


EPIC v. CDF (3-Acre Exemptions)


Sierra Club and EPIC v. Keefer and CDF (State Headwaters Exemption)


EPIC v. CDF (Seven THPs)


THRON and EPIC v. Pacific Lumber, et al. (Yager Creek)


Oregon Natural Resource Council, et al. v. Brown (Coho Salmon Listing)


Oregon Natural Resources Council, et al. v. Brown (Steelhead Trout Listing)

Planning and Conservation League, et al. v. DFG (CESA Protection Suit)


Marbled Murrelet, Northern Spotted Owl and EPIC v. Bruce Babbitt, et al. (Federal Exemption Suit)


Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, et al. v. Marcus (303 d Suit)


Coho Salmon Defense Project and EPIC v. DFG and CDF


Hayden et al. v. California Fish and Game Commission (Chinook Listing Suit)


Pacific Lumber v. United States of America (PL Takings Suit)


Mendocino Environmental Center and EPIC v. DFG (Sinker Logging)


Hayden v. California Fish and Game Commission (Chinook Take Suit)


Piercy Watershed Association and EPIC v. Osipowich (McCoy Creek THP)


EPIC and Friends of Gilham Butte v. CDF (Gilham Butte THP)


EPIC v. CDF, et. al. (THP-003 Owl Creek Residual)


Pacific Lumber v. Marbled Murrelet (Salvage Logging in Headwaters)


EPIC and Sierra Club v. Pacific Lumber


EPIC v. Simpson Timber Company and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


EPIC v. Simpson (Challenging Simpson’s Northern Spotted Owl HCP)


Coho v. National Marine Fisheries Service (Coho Critical Habitat)


EPIC v. CDF and Pacific Lumber (Sustained Yield Plan)


EPIC and Sierra Club v. CDF and Pacific Lumber (State Challenge to the Terms of Headwaters Deal)

EPIC and Center for Biological Diversity v. Daley (Gravel Mining Case)


EPIC v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Dredging/Oil Spill Case)


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