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Important Marbled Murrelet Habitat Added to Willapa NWR

Date Posted: September 18, 2001

A 338-acre piece of property known as Teal Slough was recently added to the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in southwest Washington. The property was acquired using funds received as part of the Tenyo Maru oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDA) settlement. The Teal Slough property is one of the last coastal old-growth timber stands in southwest Washington and is suitable habitat for the marbled murrelet. This acquisition is one of several projects under the "Marbled Murrelet Habitat Protection" portion of the Tenyo Maru NRDA Restoration Plan, intended to provide nesting habitat for marbled murrelets, to restore local salmon runs, and to provide an important habitat for Van Dyke and Dunn's salamanders.

Cindy Chaffee 360-753-4324


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Damage Assessment and Restoration Program. Tenyo Maru - (provides a summary of the oil spill, its impacts, the settlement, and planned restoration projects)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Division of Environmental Quality. The Restoration Program -

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Division of Environmental Quality. Oil and Other Hazardous Materials Spills -

Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for Tenyo Maru Oil Spill -

Last updated: June 12, 2015