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ALERT – Your Comments Needed on Long Term Conservation Strategy for the Marbled Murrelet

The RDEIS (Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement) has been released. The public comment period began on September 7th and will end November 6th. This is the last time for public comment on this fifty-year plan to protect the Marbled Murrelet and the state-owned forests in SW Washington that it breeds in. 

Public meetings to provide more information will be held: 

October 9, 2018 - Forks

Rainforest Arts Center
35 North Forks Avenue
6:00 - 8:00 pm   

October 15, 2018 - Seattle

Ballard Library Meeting Room
5614 22nd Avenue NW
5:00 - 7:00 pm

October 11, 2018 - Cathlamet

River Street Meeting Room
25 River Street
6:00 - 8:00 pm

October 17, 2018 - Burlington

Burlington Public Library Rotary Community Meeting Room
820 East Washington Avenue
6:30 - 8:30 pm

The current timeline for completion of the Long Term Conservation Strategy is for Washington State agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to review the public comments and consider any new research before issuing a final EIS in about September 2019. At that point, the Washington Board of Natural Resources will vote to approve or disapprove the final plan. 

For background information on this plan to protect the Marbled Murrelet, see Maria Ruth’s article here

For help in writing your comments, we'll provide much more information in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the WHAS website, or you can go to this Facebook page for posts from the Marbled Murrelet Survival Project.

Your voice counts! Save this endangered species and protect your public lands.