northern spotted owl


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northern spotted owl

n.
The northern subspecies (Strix occidentalis subsp. caurina) of the spotted owl, native to old-growth forests from British Columbia to northern California.
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AF: With the reauthorization of the Endangered Species Act, environmentalists are beginning to ask about ALL species--not just the northern spotted owl.
Some of the same observers would also say that such a volume would go a long way toward replacing the timber no longer being sold from the national forests because of efforts to protect the habitat of the northern spotted owl.
It is true that protecting the habitat of the northern spotted owl and other oldgrowth wildlife translates into fewer Northwest timber-industry jobs.
BLUE RIVER - The massive Douglas fir tree in Unit 22 of the Trapper timber sale was double-marked: orange paint indicating that it was not to be cut down and yellow tape showing that it might be home to red tree voles - a favorite entree for imperiled northern spotted owls.
But if you're a logger whose job is on the line, the northern spotted owl is another kind of symbol.
Climate, habitat quality, and fitness in Northern Spotted Owl populations in northwestern California.
It is set aside to protect and preserve ecological and wildlife values, particularly the stands of old-growth redwood that provide habitat for the threatened northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet (a seabird), and stream systems that provide habitat for threatened Coho salmon and steelhead.
They now inhabit virtually all West Coast habitat of the northern spotted owl, where they outcompete spotted owls for nesting territory and food.
The cases relate to the regulation of polluters, including the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air and Clean Water acts, toxic waste dumping at Love Canal, the Chesapeake Bay restoration, and acid rain and the Clear Air Act; natural resource management, with cases on drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, federal grazing policy, saving the northern spotted owl, snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park, and extracting resources from the ocean; and climate change, the Cape Wind wind farm, and urban sustainability in Portland, Oregon, and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
However, this female northern spotted owl now perched above me and Debaran Kelso, a researcher with a long-term owl demography study on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula, has come immediately to Kelso's soft hoots.
The effects of listing the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) as a threatened species and the US-Canada softwood lumber trade dispute are controlled for in empirical estimation.
To the Editor: On August 5, 1994, a northern spotted owl, Strix occidentalis caurina, was found dead in Kittitas County, Washington, USA (1).
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