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Help save the marbled murrelet

The Washington state population of this unique bird has shrunk by 44% over the last 15 years, leaving only about 7,500 birds. The Department of Natural Resources has proposed six long-term conservation strategies to set in place protections to help the murrelet recover. Unfortunately, despite the plummeting population none of the proposed plans set aside enough mature forest habitat to allow our state’s marbled murrelet populations to stabilize and recover.

That’s why a coalition of environmental groups has proposed a new conservation alternative, one which will be the only plan designed to make long-term contributions to marbled murrelet conservation and the sustainability of rural communities in our state. We must advocate for the Department of Natural Resources to implement this new proposed alternative.

Tell the Department of Natural Resources to protect critical murrelet habitat!

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