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Service Confirms Critical Habitat for Marbled Murrelet in Washington, Oregon and California

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) confirmed that marbled murrelet critical habitat currently designated in Washington, Oregon and California meets the statutory definition of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Critical habitat identifies specific areas within the geographic range of an ESA-listed species that are essential for its long-term survival.

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Current Activities

  • Public Comment Period Opens for Conservation Strategy for Marbled Murrelet

    The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Long-Term Conservation Strategy for the Marbled Murrelet is available for public review and comment through March 9, 2017.

    Draft Environmental Impact Statement

    Federal Register Notice

    News Release

Stormwater Studies

  • Hopeful Solutions to Threats from Stormwater

    "If you build it they will come." This was the approach used to help promote salmon restoration in the Pacific Northwest. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worked with a variety of partners to remove fish barriers and find ways of addressing many other issues that get in the way of having healthy stream corridors.These efforts successfully restored physical habitat, allowing salmon to once again inhabit the streams in and around urban areas of Puget Sound. 

    Check out "Solving Stormwater", a short video summarizing the long-term study that yielded down-to-earth solutions to this significant problem for people, wildlife and the ecosystems on which all Puget Sound residents depend. 

     

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