Court halts clearcutting in Murrelet habitat on Oregon State Forests

Conservation Groups Call on Gov. Kitzhaber for Balanced Forest Planning PORTLAND, Ore. / November 27, 2012— A federal court judge has halted 11 timber sales and all logging activities in occupied marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) sites in the Tillamook, Clatsop and Elliott state forests. The ruling stops logging in murrelet habitat until the resolution of a case filed by Cascadia Wildlands, the Center for Biological Diversity and Portland Audubon Society asserting that the state’s logging practices are harming the federally protected seabird. Since the case was filed, Oregon has voluntarily suspended timber sales on…

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