Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC)
The Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) advocates for science-based protection and restoration of Northwest California’s forests, using an integrated, science-based approach, combining public education, citizen advocacy, and strategic litigation.
Welcome to the wildest corner of California; a land of ancient redwood groves, annual salmon runs, steep mountain valleys, and banana slugs. EPIC was founded in Humboldt County on the state’s North Coast, but our work extends to environments and communities throughout the five county area of Northwestern California (Humboldt, Mendocino, Del Norte, Siskiyou and Trinity counties). From our first legal battle to save Sally Bell Grove in Mendocino County, to efforts to Rein in Caltrans, to our work to keep cold clean water in the Trinity and Klamath Rivers. We cover a bioregion with an abundance of globally important ecosystems and biodiversity.
Our region is home to the Earth’s largest remaining stands of old-growth redwood trees, the striking Trinity Alps, the largest undammed river in California (the Smith River), and other unique natural features. EPIC also works extensively with the people and local communities in the region, understanding that the environment of Northern California is an interconnected whole consisting of people, flora and fauna. EPIC’s goal is to protect Northwestern California so that people may live harmoniously in a community of all beings, one that respects and cares for the landscape in a way that demonstrates a serious commitment to the well being of the future generations.