Marbled murrelet plans to have little impact on county harvests, says Clallam commissioner – PDN

I assume this is good news. I’ve not heard anything to make me think otherwise. The issue is really about whether they are doing anything that is significantly changing the downward slide of the bird and it’s habitat.

Proposed protections for the marbled murrelet on state-managed forests would have a “minimal impact” on harvest volumes in Clallam County, Commissioner Bill Peach reported last week. Peach also serves on the state Board of Natural Resources, which sets policies that guide how the state Department of Natural Resources manages forest lands and other resources. The DNR board is considering six alternatives in a long-term conservation strategy for the marbled murrelet, a seabird that nests in coastal forests. It is listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act and by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.   Rob Ollikainen reports. (Peninsula Daily News)

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