Strategic Partnerships and Special Projects

Little River Canyon Center


Mission Statement

To work closely with organizations, government, business, and the public to guide and provide sound programs and policies that encourage economic development through sustainable practices, the protection of natural, recreational and cultural resource. The department has a particular emphasis toward the creation of jobs and education for all people.

From the deepest canyon to the highest mountain ...

Thanks for visiting the Environmental Policy and Information Center website. Let it be your base of information for environmental protection, outdoor education, and adventure in northeast Alabama.

EPIC strives to implement environmental, cultural, and heritage-based protection that fosters both economic development and growth. We believe our economy will strengthen through the promotion of smart growth and other positive forces, like environmental protection, tourism and sustainability. Our work has led to the federal designations of places like the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the Dugger Mountain Wilderness, and the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge.

Web links at the left of the page will send you to other projects undertaken and led by EPIC, but if you have any questions, comments, or ideas, please contact us or drop by and visit. Our contact information is listed below. Visit our site often to keep up with the latest at EPIC.


Pete Conroy
Director, EPIC and Field Schools

Environmental Policy Information Center
Jacksonville State University, JSU McClellan Center
100 Gamecock Dr, Suite 1156
Anniston, AL 36205
Telephone #: (256) 782-5681...Fax #: (256) 782-5817 

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