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.
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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

Upcoming EPIC Events

May 21, 2019

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!! read more >>

 

Success! People Power Prevails

May 21, 2019

EPIC work pays off—people power protecting plants proves positive. Last year our team, volunteers and Shasta-Trinity National Forest staff, freed rare Shasta snow-wreath populations from the invasion of Scotch broom and protected them from herbicide exposure. This year, it was a pleasant surprise to see only a few tiny seedlings growing in the roadside treatment location and only a few previously missed plants growing down by the creek. read more >>

 

SoHum Community Meeting on Green Diamond Sproul Creek Property Acquisition Spurs Formation of New Community Group

May 21, 2019

Concerned Southern Humboldt and Northern Mendocino County citizens came together with EPIC staff and staff from the Garberville-based Trees Foundation to discuss the recent purchase of 9,400-acres of timberland in the Sproul Creek Watershed by Green Diamond Resource Company, and to discuss creating a watershed-based community group to interface with the company. read more >>

 

EPIC's 2018-2019 Annual Report

May 21, 2019

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. read more >>

 

Upcoming EPIC Events in Southern Humboldt

May 7, 2019

EPIC is excited to announce a follow-up community meeting to discuss the Green Diamond Resource Company purchase of 9,400-acres of timberland in the Sproul Creek Watershed in Southern Humboldt and Northern Mendocino Counties from Boyle Forests LP. read more >>

 

Federal Court Again Halts Destructive Caltrans Project Through Richardson Grove

May 6, 2019

Conservation groups and Humboldt County residents have won a federal court victory halting Caltrans’ controversial Richardson Grove highway-widening project. The project would needlessly harm ancient redwood trees in California’s iconic Richardson Grove State Park along Highway 101 in Humboldt County. The U.S. District Court in San Francisco struck down the Caltrans plan in a 26-page order issued late Friday afternoon. read more >>

 

EPIC Comes to the Defense of Siskiyou Mountains Salamander

April 24, 2019

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Salamander in California, OregonEPIC and allies filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to respond to a 2018 petition for Endangered Species Act protection for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander.This rare terrestrial salamander lives only in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southern Oregon and Northern California, primarily in old-growth forests. The best habitat for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander (Plethodon stormi) is stabilized rock talus in old-growth forest, especially areas covered with thick moss. Mature forest canopy helps maintain a cool and stable moist microclimate where they can thrive. read more >>

 

Wind Farm Update: Draft Environment Impact Report Released

April 24, 2019

A wind farm is being proposed for Monument and Bear River Ridges near the towns of Scotia and Rio Dell. The wind farm is expected to produce 155MW of electricity from up to 60 turbines. On April 15, the county released its draft Environmental Impact Report, a document required under state law that examines the likely environmental impacts associated with the project and the potential mitigation measures to reduce the severity of those impacts. Its release has triggered a public comment period that ends on June 5 at 5pm. read more >>

 

Trinidad Art Night

April 24, 2019

Hello from the team here at EPIC! We just wanted to let everyone know that we are going to be tabling at the upcoming Trinidad Art Night and are excited to see you there!  EPIC will be at the Trinidad Art Gallery serving libations and collecting signatures for wolf protection from 6-9pm on Friday, May 3rd. Several different locations are participating in this event. Come on out and say hello and support this awesome event in beautiful Trinidad! read more >>

 

Join Us: Help Save One of California’s Rarest Plants!

April 9, 2019

EPIC is seeking volunteers on April 25th & 26 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm to help the rare Shasta snow-wreath populations from being invaded by Scotch broom and to avoid drift from toxic herbicides. Please bring gloves, water, lunch and wear long sleeves and hat. EPIC will be providing tools but bring loppers if you have them. There are two main locations we will be working; one is roadside and the other is down in the creek. There is a decent amount of poison oak down by the creek. If you are sensitive to poison oak the roadside location has little to none. read more >>

 
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