Effort to save northern spotted owl helped preserve old-growth forests but now the owl faces a new threat
By Francesca Lyman
Special to The Bee
Published: Sunday, Sep. 18, 2011
It’s a warm sunny day in early August and wildlife biologist Eric Forsman heads up to the Willamette National Forest in Oregon’s Cascades mountains to climb trees. In this land of 200-foot Douglas firs, Forsman will hoist himself up in a harness to check the nests of red tree-voles, a staple of the northern spotted owl’s diet. Read more…
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