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Press Release September 1, 2004

Bush Administration Moves Toward Dropping Murrelet Protections

Politics trumps science as government seeks to open rare old-growth forests to logging

A small blade of grass in the corner of her mouth, this young grizzly takes a break from grazing to survey the meadow along Pilgrim Creek.
(Thomas D. Mangelsen)
feature May 12, 2021

Wildlife We’re Fighting For

Meet 16 of the hundreds of species Earthjustice has gone to court to protect.

Press Release October 24, 2007

Documents Reveal Political Meddling in Murrelet Decision

Julie MacDonald insisted on last minute changes to undermine bird’s protected status

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

Press Release September 12, 2006

Habitat Protections for Threatened Marbled Murrelet Slashed

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to reduce critical habitat by 94 percent

An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

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)
case April 30, 2007

Marbled Murrelet Delisting Intervention

The marbled murrelet is a shy, robin-sized seabird that feeds at sea but nests only in old growth forests along the Pacific Coast. Murrelets don’t actually build nests, instead laying their single egg only when they can find a natural, moss-covered platform where the massive branches of old growth Douglas fir and redwood trees join…

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 February 25, 2016

Powering The Future

In a conversation, Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy Abigail Dillen discusses important recent victories and Earthjustice’s plans to go all-in on clean energy.

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

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

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 April 10, 2012

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

Marbled murrelet faces extinction without protection

Press Release: Victory March 5, 2008

Conservation Efforts to Protect Rare Seabird Habitat Pay Off

Marbled murrelets and old-growth forests remain protected

page April 14, 2022

Earthjustice Employee Benefits

To help our employees live and work well, Earthjustice provides a comprehensive employee benefits package and pays 100% of all health and welfare benefits premiums.

feature September 12, 2017

In Conversation: National Monuments Under Threat

Earthjustice attorneys and policy staff discuss the Antiquities Act, national monuments, and the threats to these special protected public lands from the Trump administration.

Press Release April 30, 2007

Timber Industry Uses Draft Bush Endangered Species Act Regulations

Lawsuit seeks removal of marbled murrelet from threatened species list, elimination of old growth forests protections

Press Release February 5, 2008

Court Rejects Timber Industry Attack on Threatened Seabird

Marbled murrelets and old-growth forests remain protected