Help Save the Marbled Murrelet

The marbled murrelet, which nests in Oregon’s old-growth forests and forages at sea, has been declining steadily for decades. Habitat loss and fragmentation, oceanic pollution and a variety of other increasing threats are driving the species closer and closer to extinction in the state.

But Oregon has no comprehensive murrelet conservation strategy in place to ensure the bird’s survival on state lands. Upgrading the murrelet’s status under the Oregon Endangered Species Act from ‘threatened’ to ‘endangered’ would make the development of a comprehensive management plan a requirement – and that could help to bring the species back from the brink.

Speak out now – tell the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission that they must act to protect the marbled murrelet!

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