The Problem

The marbled murrelet is a threatened seabird that nests in Oregon forests up to 50 miles inland. Insufficient information about the nesting habitat requirements of the murrelet is creating economic uncertainty for public and private forest land managers, and is contributing to uncertainty about the scope and focus of conservation measures needed to protect and recover the species in a working landscape. How Oregon's coastal forests are managed in the future will depend upon developing a better scientific understanding of the habitat needs of the marbled murrelet.

  Photography by Brett Lovelace

Photography by Brett Lovelace

Our Mission

Provide new scientific information that advances our understanding of the breeding habitat requirements of Marbled Murrelets in Oregon and informs conservation and forest management planning within our coastal forests.

  Photography by Holly Todaro

Photography by Holly Todaro