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The marbled murrelet is a shy, robin-sized seabird that feeds at sea but nests only in old-growth forests along the Pacific Coast.
(National Park Service Photo)
Press Release August 3, 2016

Millions of Acres of Forest Will Remain Protected for Marbled Murrelets in Washington, Oregon, California

Timber industry attempt to open lands to logging fails, but designation still neglects critical marine areas, old-growth forests on state, private lands

document March 2, 2015

Decision: Logging Industry Fails Again to Strip Threatened Seabird of Protections

Court upholds marbled murrelet protection in Washington, Oregon, and California

A marbled murrelet.
(U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Photo)
Press Release: Victory March 2, 2015

Logging Industry Fails Again to Strip Threatened Seabird of Protections

Court upholds marbled murrelet protection in Washington, Oregon, and California

feature November 27, 2013

ESA Advocate: Kristen Boyles' Forests of Feathers

Attorney Kristen Boyles has spent most of her career using the Endangered Species Act to protect species like the murrelet, salmon, and another ancient forest denizen, the northern spotted owl.

document September 5, 2013

Marbled Murrelet: Final Order

document September 5, 2013

Marbled Murrelet: Memorandum Opinion

Press Release September 5, 2013

Logging Industry Loses Latest Attack on Threatened Seabird

Marbled murrelets, a unique coastal bird, and their old-growth forest habitat will remain protected

document April 1, 2013

D.C. District Court Murrelet Decision

D.C. district court rejects both a proposal to eliminate critical habitat protections as well as a direct challenge to the murrelet’s protections under the Endangered Species Act.

Press Release: Victory April 1, 2013

Protections Retained for Threatened Seabird

Earthjustice defended the marbled murrelet in the Pacific Northwest from a proposal to delist the seabird as a threatened species and open up its old-growth-forest nesting habitat to development.

document October 24, 2012

Marbled Murrelet Letter to President Obama

Press Release October 24, 2012

21 Conservation Groups Call on Obama Administration to Save Pacific Northwest’s Vanishing Marbled Murrelet

Administration proposes to strip nearly 4 million acres of protected habitat from threatened seabird

Press Release April 10, 2012

Groups Join Legal Battle to Protect Rare Seabird from Timber Industry Attack

Marbled murrelet faces extinction without protection

document June 17, 2009

Marbled Murrelet – Final 5-Year Review

2009 USFWS report which finds for the continued protection of marbled murrelets in Washington, Oregon, and California, in contrats to the 2004 review.

Press Release: Victory June 17, 2009

Fish and Wildlife Service Reverses Bush Policy, Protects Rare Seabird

Decision one more reason to withdraw Bush Oregon logging plan

Press Release July 3, 2008

Two Rulings Protect Rare Seabird

Marbled murrelets outmaneuver timber industry efforts to remove protections

document March 5, 2008

Federal Register: Murrelet Critical Habitat Revision Withdrawn

Federal register notice that the proposed Murrelet critical habitat revision is withdrawn

Press Release: Victory March 5, 2008

Conservation Efforts to Protect Rare Seabird Habitat Pay Off

Marbled murrelets and old-growth forests remain protected

document February 5, 2008

Marbled Murrelet Order (02/05/08)

A federal court rejected a timber industry attempt to emove Endangered Species Act protections that have been in place since 1992.