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Spotted Owl: Stick With Science

By Seattle Post-Intelligencer Editorial Board
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

There they go again. In the latest example of their lapdog eagerness to ignore science and serve corporate interests, Bush administration officials have distorted critical recommendations on spotted owl protection.  Read more…

White House proposes killing spotted owl rival Owls at Odds

By Kathy Durbin
The Columbian

The Bush administration has proposed a new way to help the threatened northern spotted owl: killing its principal rival for habitat.  Read more…

Changes in Plan to Protect Owl Raises Concerns About NW Forests

By Warren Cornwall
Seattle Times

A proposed new plan released Thursday to protect northern spotted owls includes changes urged by high-level officials in the Bush administration, leading environmentalists to charge that the administration is again threatening Northwest old-growth forests. Read more…

Officials say they’ll shoot barred owls for threatening northern spotted owls

By Dylan Darling
Redding Searchlight Record

Forget logging and habitat loss, the biggest threat to the northern spotted owl is another owl, federal wildlife managers say.  Read more…

Spotted Owl Plan in Jeopardy

By Robert McClure
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

(Editor’s note: This story has changed since it was originally published. The Secretary of the Interior is designated under the Endangered Species Act as responsible for managing the recovery of endangered species. The earlier version of the story attributed that responsibility to the Fish and Wildlife Service.)  Read more…

Feds pitch spotted owl recovery plan

By John Driscoll

A draft federal plan to rebuild a faltering population of protected northern spotted owls hinges on controlling a competing cousin of the bird — a marked departure from earlier concepts that viewed habitat as the key concern.  Read more…

Trees, Books, Money and Fire

By John Darling
Jefferson Monthly

Grim realities loom in the economy and ecology of our region. Libraries close. Congress cuts off generations-old timber funding to Western Oregon counties, leading some to threaten bankruptcy. County sheriff patrols grow thin. Unharvested forests grow thick with flammable understory, while scores of mills have closed. What goes on here?  Read more…

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