Proposed plan in Big Basin State Park would spell extinction for marbled murrelets in Central California
Last week California State Parks released its new General Plan and Environmental Impact Report for Big Basin State Park in Santa Cruz County. The Park has the largest stand of old growth redwood south of San Francisco, and harbors the vast majority of remaining central coast marbled murrelet.
It is literally the key to the future for this population, which is genetically distinct from marbled murrelets to the north, and is classified as “highly imperiled” by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The proposed Plan is a big disappointment to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Audubon California, and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), all of whom submitted letters on the Plan during the comment period.
Fortunately, there is time to change the Plan- and you can help…