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

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


EPIC and the Tom Long Watershed Association brought suit regarding a plan to cut 406 acres, including 24 acres of old-growth mixed conifer on the South Fork watershed of the Eel River, in southern Humboldt County. The suit was brought against CalFIRE, Tom Osipowich as Acting Resource Manager of CalFIRE Region 1, Richard Wilson as Director of CalFIRE, the State Board of Forestry, the Secretary of the California Resources Agency, the State of California, and Eel River Sawmills.

Procedure: THP 1-91-046 HUM approved 12/6/91. EPIC filed Petition for Writ 1/6/92 (Humboldt Ct. #92DR0005, Judge Nelson).

Status: final – 1992 mediated settlement included agreement by defendants to survey for one and one-half years for murrelets, voles, osprey, eagles and goshawks accompanied by EPIC member.

Attorneys: Bill Verick, Sharon Duggan, 

Contact: Charles Powell.