Spotted Owl

Rim Fire

U.S. Forest Service To Allow Logging Of Dead Trees From Rim Fire Near Yosemite; Ecologist Calls It ‘Travesty’

A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from 52 square miles of forests blackened last year in a massive central California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.

08/27/2014

A northern spotted owl. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Killing One Type Of Owl To Save Another In Northern California

Killing one species to save another sounds like a drastic solution, but that’s exactly what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing in California to protect the Spotted Owl from a predator that happens to be its distant cousin.

05/21/2014

A northern spotted owl. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Use Of Rat Poison In Pot Gardens Looked At In Deaths Of Threatened Owls

In the West Coast marijuana-growing region known as the Emerald Triangle, scientists want to know whether rat poison spread around illegal pot plantations is killing northern spotted owls, a threatened species.

05/28/2013

barred owl

Obama Plan To Save NorCal Spotted Owl Calls For Shooting Rival Bird

To save the imperiled spotted owl, the Obama administration is moving forward with a controversial plan to shoot barred owls, a rival bird that has shoved its smaller cousin aside.

02/28/2012

A grove of redwood trees (CBS)

Feds Put Owls In The Crosshairs To Save Native NorCal Species

It’s an icon of the Northern California redwoods: the spotted owl. Commercial loggers used to be the threatened species’ biggest enemy. Now those same loggers are taking up arms to protect it from another threat.

02/17/2012

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