Marbled murrelet. Photo: USFWS, via Flickr. Creative Commons license.

The marbled murrelet, the ocean-going bird that was once at the heart of the showdown with the Pacific Lumber Company over Headwaters Forest, is back in court in Oregon. Nick Cady of Cascadia Wildlands joins Gang Green to discuss their recent victory protecting the large, old trees that murrelets need to survive.

And there is a Humboldt connection: local biologists testified on behalf of the environmental plaintiffs, establishing that the proposed logging would violate the federal Endangered Species Act.

Read the decision for yourself here.


“The EcoNews Report,” July 16.