Marbled Murrelet Conservation
Marbled Murrelets (Brachyamphus marmoratus) are small, unique seabirds that spend most of their time on the Pacific Ocean, but depend on old-growth ecosystems for nesting. The southern population of murrelets have lost about 27% of nesting habitat on non-federal lands in Washington, Oregon, and California, with the most habitat loss occurring in Washington. Seattle Audubon is a member of the Marbled Murrelet Conservation Coalition. For 2018 action alerts and information on DNR decisions please request to be added to our murrelet listserv. Read more about Marbled Murrelets here.
We have been integral in fighting for the protection of old growth forests in Washington State, including habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl.
National Parks and Wildlands
Seattle Audubon was historically key in designating Olympic National Park and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. We continue to advocate for these wild places. Read our comments on issues regarding National Wildlife Refuges and Wildlands on our Advocacy site.
Historical Issues and Accomplishments
Wind and Energy Siting
Elwha River Restoration