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Breaking News is where you can view OPAS news, important conservation items, volunteer opportunities, and information about any scheduling changes with our field trips and events. 


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Vote YES on Initiative 1631

OPAS endorses Initiative 1631. Climate change is the biggest threat facing birds and people. I-1631 will reduce Washington’s carbon pollution and the fee collected by the state’s largest polluters will be invested in projects to increase the resilience of our waters and forests to the impacts of climate change.

Vote YES on I-1631 this November!



Update on the Marbled Murrelet Long Term Conservation Strategy

Chick with fish
Sketch by Paul Harris Jones

Washington’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released a Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIS) on eight alternatives for the Long-Term Conservation Strategy of the Marbled Murrelet.

The Marbled Murrelet Coalition will be analyzing this 400-page RDEIS and providing talking points to use and share during the public comment period, which is open from September 7 to November 6.

Public comments can be submitted by e-mail but the DNR is encouraging the public to use their new public commenting portal.

You can stay up to date on the Murrelet Survival Project Facebook page.