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Conservation Action Alerts – Birds and Wildlife Need You!

The only way we’ll be successful in our conservation efforts is with your help.

We know that lawmakers care about your views and opinions. As a constituent, you have a unique ability to convey your concerns about issues affecting birds, wildlife and their habitats.

Helping is easy, won’t take much time, and most importantly, will go a very long way in protecting our birds and wildlife!

 

Mountain Goat Draft Management Plan Released

Comments Accepted Through September 26

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A July 24 news release has announced that the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife invite the public to review and provide input about proposed alternatives for managing non-native mountain goats in the Olympic Mountains.

The alternatives are described and analyzed in the DEIS, which can be reviewed here. The plan’s purpose is to allow the Park to reduce or eliminate environmental impacts from the goats, and to reduce potential public safety issues associated with the goats’ presence in the park.

The alternatives include actions proposed to occur within the Olympic National Park and National Forest, and associated actions proposed by the WDFW to translocate mountain goats to the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests.

Comments may be submitted through the Park website, or mailed or hand-delivered to: Superintendent, Olympic National Park, 600 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles, WA 98362. To ensure your comments are included, they must be entered or postmarked by September 26.

Note: The OPAS Conservation Committee provided scoping comments in September 2014 that supported relocation of the mountain goats out of Olympic National Park.

 

Endangered Species Act in Trouble

Congress is moving quickly to gut the Endangered Species Act, America’s strongest and most important law for protecting wildlife. 

The Endangered Species Act has a proven track record of success in providing a safety net that protects our most vulnerable wildlife. It has prevented 99 percent of the species under its care from going extinct, including America’s symbol, the Bald Eagle. We should allow this critical law to continue to protect wildlife for future generations, not undermine it.

Please ask your members of Congress to oppose efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act.

 

Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Every year, countless numbers of birds hatched in the vibrant tundra and wetlands of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge migrate across each of the 50 states to their wintering grounds.

The astonishing habitat of the Arctic Refuge supports nesting birds such as Tundra Swans, Sandhill Cranes, Snowy Owls, Golden Eagles, a multitude of songbirds, and more. The biological heart of the Refuge—and vital nesting ground for these birds—is a 1.5-million-acre region between the Arctic Ocean and the mountains, known as the coastal plain. But efforts in Congress are underway to open this area to drilling, which would cause irreparable harm to birds.

Please ask your members of Congress to protect the vulnerable coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge.

 

Support Legislative Action on Climate Change – Audubon WA

Looking forward, we anticipate that conservation action at the state and local level will become increasingly important to help us advance policies that protect birds, the places they need, and the communities that steward them. Our elected officials work on policy based on what they hear from the constituents they serve.

Ask for Action on Climate Change.