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Take action to urge federal agencies to support stronger forest protection for the endangered Northern Spotted Owl and Marbled Murrelet. Northwest old-growth forests--habitat vital to the survival of these species--is currently at risk from a new federal management plan, and a potential logging rider in Congress.

The Bureau of Land Management has proposed to weaken the Northwest Forest Plan which was put in place twenty-two years ago to protect the owl's habitat, and restore the old growth forest ecosystem. The plan is working to revitalize and conserve the forest and slow the owl's decline; its protections need to be maintained.

Meanwhile, Congress is considering logging legislation that undermines wildlife protection and public involvement. Act now to help save the Northern Spotted Owl and Marbled Murrelet, and ensure that the many benefits of the Northwest Forest Plan, such as carbon storage and clean water supplies, are not lost. Thank you.


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Recipients

  • President Donald J. Trump
  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative
  • Acting Director Kristin Bail
  • Acting Director Jim Kurth
  • Chief, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Tom Tidwell

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Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to urge your support for protecting the threatened Marbled Murrelet and the Northern Spotted Owl which have rapidly declining populations. The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management need to take stronger actions to protect mature and old growth forests needed to recover these endangered species.

Changes to the Northwest Forest Plan in part of Oregon are putting the Marbled Murrelet and Northern Spotted Owl at greater risk. Protections for wildlife and old growth forests should be maintained and expanded as forest plans in the region are updated.

Studies show that the Northwest Forest Plan is working to slow the decline of Northern Spotted Owls which continue to be threatened by habitat loss, and the influx into the region of Barred Owls. The Plan is also working to restore watersheds, improve water quality and store carbon.

I'm opposed to expedited logging proposals now before Congress that weaken protections for endangered wildlife, clean water and carbon storage, and that threaten to undermine public involvement and scientific input that are essential for implementing the Northwest Forest Plan.

Thank you for considering these requests and doing all that you can to protect the Marbled Murrelet, Northern Spotted Owl and the ancient forest ecosystem that they depends on. The Northwest Forest Plan was an important step forward and I hope that you will continue and build upon this tremendous conservation legacy.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]