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Jul 07, 2011: E&E News: "Rhetoric softens, but disagreements persist over northern spotted owl"
July 7, 2011 -- Last week, the Fish and Wildlife Service released the final revised recovery plan for the threatened species. But if initial reaction to the plan is any indication, the owl wars that have raged in Pacific Northwest forests for more than 25 years are far from over.
Jun 30, 2011: Seattle Times: "New NW spotted owl plan out; rival bird targeted"
June 30, 2011 -- Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled a new recovery plan for the spotted owl. It is the latest in a long string of attempts to find a lasting balance between saving the bird from extinction and allowing logging on Northwest national forests.
Jun 29, 2011: The Oregonian: "Spotted owl recovery plan recommends preserving old forests"
June 29, 2011 -- A long-anticipated recovery plan for the northern spotted owl, due by Friday, recommends preserving the best of its favored old-forest habitat.
Jun 27, 2011: Seattle Times: "NW spotted owl recovery plan due by end of week"
June 27, 2011 -- After months of tinkering, the Obama administration is due out this week with its last-ditch plan for saving the northern spotted owl from extinction.
Sep 20, 2010: Crosscut: "Spotted owls get a hand from Obama, but is it enough?"
September 20, 2010 -- The Obama administration has pushed aside a weak Bush-era protection plan. But the owl is in precarious condition.
Sep 03, 2010: Seattle Times: "Federal judge orders revised spotted-owl plan"
September 3, 2010 -- A federal judge is requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revise a Bush administration recovery plan for the northern spotted owl, and the federal agency said Thursday it plans to release a draft next week.
Sep 02, 2010: The Oregonian: "Judge orders government to revise plan to protect Pacific Northwest's northern spotted owls"
September 2, 2010 -- In what conservation groups say is a win for science over political manipulation, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service must revise its recovery and habitat designation plans for the northern spotted owl.
Jun 24, 2010: OPB: "Spotted Owl Surviving 20 Years After Controversial Decision"
June 24, 2010 -- Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most controversial decisions ever for Northwest forests. On June 26th, 1990, the Northern Spotted Owl was put on the Endangered Species list. Scientists at the time were worried the Northern Spotted Owl was on the brink of extinction.
Jul 09, 2009: Seattle Times: "Wash. tree farm strikes habitat deal"
A Washington state tree farm has agreed to create and enhance habitat for northern spotted owls and marbled murrelets on thousands of acres of forest land it owns in Lewis and Skamania counties.
Jul 06, 2009: Seattle Times: "Study finds no increased fire threat in owl habitat"
A new study challenges a basic justification about the threat of wildfires that the Bush administration used to make room for more logging in old growth forests that are home to the northern spotted owl.