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Documentation and Media

Portland Audubon's marbled murrelet litigation: key documentation and media highlights.

Marbled Murrelet in nest - Thomas Hamer
Marbled Murrelet in nest - Thomas Hamer

Key Documentation

April 21, 2014: Petition for Review
April 21, 2014: Temporary Restraining Order
March 13, 2014: 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue
Feb. 5, 2014: Dismissal
June 29, 2012: Preliminary Injunction
May 31, 2012: Marbled Murrelet Complaint
Jan. 19, 2012: 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue

Additional Resources

Fact Sheet - Marbled Murrelets in State Forests
Marbled Murrelet Legal Defense Fund Webpage

Media Highlights and Press Releases

Elliott State Forest parcel to be sold to Seneca Jones, drawing environmental lawsuit
April 21, 2014 - The Oregonian

Suit Filed Challenging Sale of Elliott State Forest Land
April 21, 2014 - Portland Audubon press release

Conservation Groups Serve Timber Firms Notice of Intent to Sue Over Elliott State Forest Privatization
March 13, 2014 - Portland Audubon press release

Conservation groups win suit to protect marbled murrelet
Feb. 5, 2014 - Coos Bay World

Settlement Protects Marbled Murrelet on Oregon State Forests, Cancels 28 Timber Sales
Feb. 5, 2014 - Portland Audubon press release

As Oregon weighs Elliott State Forest sale, marbled murrelet habitat raises financial questions
Dec. 9, 2013 - The Oregonian

Marbled murrelets discovered in Elliott State Forest, put land sale in doubt
Nov. 11, 2013 - The Oregonian

Volunteers rise early for a chance to see and hear endangered seabird
July 11, 2013 - The Oregonian

Court Halts Clearcutting in Murrelet Habitat on Oregon State Forests
Nov. 27, 2012 - Portland Audubon press release

Obama Administration Proposes to Strip Nearly 4 Million Acres of Protected Habitat From Threatened Seabird
Oct. 24, 2012 - Portland Audubon press release

10 timber sales put on hold
July 3, 2012 - The Eugene Register-Guard

Lawsuits over marbled murrelet halt 10 Oregon timber sales
July 3, 2012 - KATU.com

Environmental lawsuit stops logging on Elliott State Forest
July 2, 2012 - Coos Bay World

Oregon suspends logging amid marbled murrelet lawsuit
July 2, 2012 - The Oregonian

Timber Sales Put On Hold Due To Environmental Lawsuit
July 2, 2012 - OPB

State of Oregon suspends 10 state forest timber sales in marbled murrelet habitat
July 2, 2012 - Portland Audubon press release

Enviro Groups Sue Forestry Officials On Behalf Of Endangered Bird
June 1, 2012 - Willamette Week

3 groups sue Oregon to save marbled murrelet habitat
May 31, 2012 - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Logging in Oregon state forests harms protected marbled murrelets, lawsuit says
May 31, 2012 - The Oregonian

Lawsuit filed to protect threatened marbled murrelets from clearcutting in Oregon state forests
May 31, 2012 - Portland Audubon press release

Lawsuit launched to protect threatened marbled murrelets from clearcutting in Oregon state forests
January 19, 2012 - Portland Audubon press release

Marbled murrelet to remain on Endangered Species List as threatened
January 21, 2010 - The Oregonian

Marbled Murrelets
First broadcast 1993 - Oregon Field Guide

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