Improve the Marbled Murrelet Conservation Strategy

The endangered marbled murrelet population in Washington has plummeted by 44% in the last 17 years, and the seabird’s future in our state looks bleak.

The Department of Natural Resources has released a revised draft Environmental Impact Statement on their conservation strategies for the murrelet on state-managed lands and the 60-day public comment period ends on December 6th.

DNR’s preferred conservation plan does not do enough to contribute to murrelet recovery. A meaningful conservation plan for the murrelet must help stabilize and increase its population, expand its geographic range, and increase the resilience of the marbled murrelet to disturbances and the effects of climate change.

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Hello, my name is _____ and I live in ______. 

I am calling to urge you to recognize the value of fully funding environmental programs. Environmental programs are a mere 1.9% of the state operating budget but these programs provide benefits to communities across the state through clean air, clean water, and thriving communities that make Washington a great place to live, work, and play.   

Specifically, I hope you will adopt a final budget that maintains funding for existing environmental programs and provide new funding for:

- Oil spill prevention (HB 1611)

- Reducing toxic pollution (HB 2182)

- The Clean Air Rule

- Puget Sound recovery

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