Action timeline

September 28, 2010 – The Center for Biological Diversity and the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) filed a scientific petition to protect the coastal marten as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

January 11, 2012 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the coastal marten would be reviewed for protection under the Endangered Species Act. 

April 25, 2012 –  After the Service missed its deadline to make its next listing determination, the Center filed a formal notice of intent to sue.

June 1, 2015 – The Center and EPIC petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to protect the Humboldt marten under the California Endangered Species Act. 

December 12, 2015 – In response to our June petition, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife recommended protection for the coastal marten under the California Endangered Species Act.

Coastal marten photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service