• Bird Litigation: Spotted Owl v. Barred Owl

    3 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    The Northern Spotted Owl is a “ threatened ” species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and it was famously the subject of extensive and protracted litigation in the late 1980s and early 1990s, mostly relating to forestry management plans in the Pacific Northwest.
    Although most of the threats to the Spotted Owl relate to its dwindling old growth forest habitat, it also faces potential threats from another bird. The Barred Owl has greatly expanded its range, such that it is now common in the Pacific Northwest. The Barred Owl is larger and more adaptable and it appears to out-compete...
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