Biologists Kill 'Bully' Owls To Protect Spotted Owls In Northern California ForestsWIldlife biologists kill barred owls, which are known to bully the smaller northern spotted owl, an endangered Pacific Northwest native species.
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.