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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

Logging Industry Fails Again to Strip Threatened Seabird of Protections
March 2, 2015 - Earthjustice press release

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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