Updated: Jul 23
The past year will go down in history as one of the strangest times of our lives. Although we spent a large portion of the year in quarantine, canceled gatherings, worked from home, and fumbled through video conferences while juggling kids and cats, we were able to adapt to our new reality and continue efforts to protect wild places and the wildlife that call them home.
Looking back, 2020 was an incredibly productive year. With the help of our supporters, coalitions and allies, we were able to negotiate non-lethal solutions for Humboldt’s wildlife; reduce massive logging projects, save hundreds of acres of spotted owl habitat, set legal precedent that halted lawless logging on public lands, save old-growth from Caltrans’ chainsaws, pressured the US Fish and Wildlife Service to make a decision on the endangered status of the Northern spotted owl, and listed the Humboldt marten as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
We would like to think of environmental protection as an essential service, because we all depend on clean water, fresh air and healthy ecosystems to survive, but without watchdog groups like EPIC, many of our favorite places would not exist. As the world begins to start up again, we need to direct our resources to the entities we want to thrive. Remember, we are all in this together and we must support each other. So if you believe in the work we do, please take a moment to read our Annual Report and support our work.