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SCB Board Members Travel to DC to Protect the Northern Spotted Owl

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The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is strongly considering excluding up to five million acres from its proposal to designate nearly 14 million acres of critical habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl. Two SCB board members briefed Congressional staff and federal agency officials on why these exclusions would likely set back recovery efforts for the owl.

North America Section President Dominick DellaSala and board member Barry Noon visited Washington, DC  to discuss the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s critical habitat proposal.  In three days of meetings, Dominick and Barry briefed Congressional staff from the House of Representatives and the Senate on portions of the critical habitat proposal  MORE>

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