Sometimes the Endangered Species Act looks less like a law written with good intentions and more like a measure dreamed up by Lewis Carroll. That’s certainly true of efforts to save the northern spotted owl, as an opinion from the federal 9th U.S. 42 more words
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The federal government hasn’t violated the law by killing barred owls to protect spotted owls, which are considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Killing barred owls to help threatened spotted owls isn’t prohibited by an international treaty aimed at protecting migratory birds, according to a federal appeals court. 13 more words
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rat poison is contaminating endangered northern spotted owls in California forests, and marijuana farms appear to be to blame, according to a study published Thursday. 222 more words
Spotted owl nests range from southwestern British Columbia southward through the Coast and Cascade ranges of Washington and Oregon, and into northwestern California. Their nests are found primarily in old growth conifer forests. 23 more words