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The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Tuesday their plan to remove 3,600 barred owls. The experimental plan will be carried out to protect northern spotted owl populations in the Pacific Northwest.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is constructing a plan to try and save the endangered northern spotted owl, by conserving habitat and killing its rival.
By John Dodge, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 8--The state Forest Practices Board threw its unanimous support Monday behind a group made up primarily of timber industry officials and conservationists to work on spotted owl habitat protection on private forestlands.
Federal scientists are planning to shoot a small number of barred owls they say are crowding out the threatened spotted owl in northern California - an experiment that could lead to killing thousands of the larger owls on the West Coast.
A decade after the Clinton administration reduced logging in national forests in the Northwest, scientists have concluded the forests are growing, but the population of the threatened northern spotted owl has declined.
The Barred Owl (Strix varia) is a large owl. Its breeding habitat is dense woods across Canada, the eastern United States and south to Central America. It is known also as eight hooter, rain owl, wood owl and striped owl, but is best known as the hoot owl. It nests in a tree cavity, sometimes holes that have been used by a crow or squirrel. The adult is 17.5 inches long with a 44 inch wingspan. It has a pale face with dark rings around the eyes, a yellow bill and dark eyes. The under parts...
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