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.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Killing One Type Of Owl To Save Another In Northern CaliforniaKilling 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.
Use Of Rat Poison In Pot Gardens Looked At In Deaths Of Threatened OwlsIn 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.
Obama Plan To Save NorCal Spotted Owl Calls For Shooting Rival BirdTo 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.
Feds Put Owls In The Crosshairs To Save Native NorCal SpeciesIt’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.