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Martens Need Your Support August 23 in Fortuna!

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

Humboldt Marten caught on trail camera.
Humboldt Marten caught on trail camera. Photo by Mark Linnell U.S. Forest Service.

Take Action Now! The Department of Fish and Wildlife has recommended that the Humboldt marten be listed as “endangered” under the California Endangered Species Act. This is huge news and the culmination of over three years of work by EPIC. (Phew!)

But it ain’t over yet! The California Fish and Game Commission will make the final decision on Thursday, August 23rd at their meeting in Fortuna. EPIC expects that the timber industry will be out in full force to oppose the listing of the marten. We need to show the Commission that the people stand behind saving the Humboldt marten and support science-based decision-making!

Two ways you can help:

  1. Send the Commission a letter!

Click here to send a quick letter to the Commission showing your support for our Humboldt marten. *Bonus points: forward this email to your friends and urge them to sign too! You’ll be doing the marten a BIG favor.

  1. Show your support in person!

The Fish and Game Commission will be meeting from 3-6pm at the River Lodge in Fortuna on Thursday, August 23rd to decide the marten’s fate. Given that this is in EPIC’s own backyard, let’s draw a crowd! Come to the commission and testify in favor of our Humboldt martens. More details are here.

Want to make a sign and educate yourself about the marten? EPIC is throwing a sign making potluck party Wednesday, August 22nd from 6-9pm. Come meet fellow wildlife enthusiasts, eat some delicious food, and make a cute sign.


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