The Marbled Murrelet is a west coast seabird that requires old growth forests for nesting. It was once common throughout our region but is now an at-risk species. We selected this bird as our logo because it symbolizes marvelous wild nature that is threatened by impacts of human activity. The SCCA is committed to the protection of this wonderful bird and many other species-at-risk.
In 2001, the SCCA initiated a precedent-setting legal challenge before the BC Supreme Court, in which the nesting habitat of the threatened marbled murrelet was protected by a decision to overturn logging approvals.
Conservationists Challenge Decision to Log Prime Marbled Murrelet Habitat On The Sunshine Coast - SCCA Press Release (Sept. 18, 2001)
SCCA and WCWC Win One for the Marbled Murrelet in Brittain River - SCCA Press Release (February 18, 2002)
SCCA Letter to BC government regarding Marbled Murrelet habitat areas in Brittain River (March 1, 2002)
Citizens Petition for Assessment of the Imminent Threat to the Survival of the Marbled Murrelet, Georgia Depression Population - SCCA Brief (April 23, 2004)
SCCA Letter to Environment Canada re Proposed Recovery Strategy for Marbled Murrelet (March 8, 2014)