The Marys Peak Group operates from Corvallis, Oregon and serves the region of Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, and Polk counties — from the Yachats to Otis on the Pacific coast to the high Cascades. We take our name from the nearby Marys Peak, the highest mountain in the coast range. more...
S. Kim Nelson of the Oregon State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife will speak about her work on the ecology and habitat associations of seabirds in order to better understand and help resolve wildlife conservation and management issues surrounding the Marbled Murrelet and other birds that inhabit the coastal region and the adjacent inland forests. The Marbled Murrelet is a unique seabird that flies up to 55 miles inland to nest in older-aged coniferous forests. It was federally listed as threatened in 1992, primarily because of habitat loss from logging and development. A series of late succession reserves was established under the Northwest Forest Plan in 1994 to protect murrelet nesting habitat. However, these birds continue to suffer from sustained low recruitment related to habitat fragmentation and the abundance of nest predators (ravens and jays). The future survival of this species depends on the availability of large, contiguous blocks of older forest habitat with limited risk of predation.
Contributions, gifts and dues to the Sierra Club are not tax deductible; they support our effective, citizen-based advocacy and lobbying efforts.
You can specifically help the Marys Peak Group with its outings program, trail work, and evening programs by donating to the Marys Peak Group foundation. These donations are tax deductible.
Donations may be sent to:
Sierra Club Foundation
P.O. Box 863
Corvallis, OR 97339
For information contact treasurer Julie Arrington