This endangered seabird feeds in the ocean and flies up to 55 miles inland to nest in old growth forest. The Washington state population of this unique bird has shrunk by 44% over the last 15 years, leaving only about 7,500 birds remaining. Now your input is needed to protect the Marbled Murrelet.
The Department of the Natural Resources (DNR) and the Long-Term Conservation Strategy
Statewide, the DNR manages approximately two million acres of land and 29-47% of DNR’s forests that are within 55 miles of salt water are critical to Marbled Murrelets. These state-owned forests are either classified as habitat occupied by nesting Marbled, are buffers around that habitat, or are biologically-important potential recovery habitat.READ MORE