Flying Under the Radar: Scientists search for an elusive bird on land and sea

Murrelet Chick

With funding from the state Legislature, forest ecologists and ornithologists at Oregon State are conducting a long-term, large-scale study to determine what the marbled murrelet needs to survive. In addition, the scientists aim to provide forest managers on public and private lands with information that can be used to balance habitat conservation with timberland management. Leading the project are Jim Rivers and Matthew Betts in the College of Forestry and Kim Nelson and Dan Roby in the Oregon State Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.