Meet Our Tiniest New Client: Oregon's Red Tree Vole
The Center and allies just sued over a Trump-era decision to deny protection to red tree voles on the north Oregon coast. These tiny, charming mammals can subsist entirely on conifer needles, spending almost their whole lives in trees. Sadly that means they're incredibly vulnerable to logging of their forest homes.
After our 2007 petition to protect this vole population, they were repeatedly recognized as needing protection, but instead waitlisted — and in 2019 the Trump administration decided they didn't deserve safeguards at all.
"We hope the Biden administration takes a close look at this politically driven decision," said the Center's Noah Greenwald. "Protecting the red tree vole also benefits hundreds of other plants and animals, clean water and our climate."