The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) recently completed a draft status review that affirms the dire prospects for this species. Now is the time to let the ODFW Commission know that they need to take an important step and uplist this species from “Threatened” to “Endangered”.Take Action
Continued habitat loss and fragmentation due to inadequate logging regulations, most dramatically on nonfederal lands, and increasingly poor oceanic conditions have resulted in a historically small and vulnerable Oregon murrelet population. The growing body of science indicates a variety of increasing threats are driving this species toward a high probability of extinction.
Remarkably, Oregon has no comprehensive murrelet conservation strategy on state land. An uplisting would make this a requirement and set in motion survival guidelines for the species. Without a roadmap for recovery on state lands, which contains a significant percentage of remaining high quality murrelet nesting habitat, efforts to bring this species back from the brink will continue to fail.
Thank you for speaking up for the Marbled Murrelet!