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Nov 09, 2005: DNR official cut deal with timber on owls
Seattle P-I, November 9, 2005; When a state board sits down today to decide how to best protect spotted owls, the man in charge will be a Department of Natural Resources official who privately huddled with timber industry executives and promised to soften proposed regulations.
Nov 08, 2005: Government has failed to protect northern spotted owl, suit says
The Seattle Times. November 8, 2005; The northern spotted owl, an icon of the Northwest's environmental movement, was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1990, but federal officials still have not bothered to come up with a plan for protecting it, said a lawsuit filed by the Washington Forest Law Center on behalf of the Seattle and Kittitas Audubon Societies in U.S. District Court on Monday.
Aug 12, 2005: Scientists watching spotted owls where barred owl invaders killed
The Seattle P-I, August 12, 2005;Federal biologists are getting their first look at whether northern spotted owls will move back into areas where barred owls that invaded their territory have been killed.
Aug 11, 2005: New Spotted Owl Rescue Bid Gets Under Way
Seattle P-I, August 11, 2005; "Alarming" studies showing Washington's spotted owl population dropping fast prompted federal and state officials this week to announce two initiatives that could protect the bird and the oldgrowth forests where it thrives.
Aug 10, 2005: Details scant on federal plan for spotted owl
The News Tribune, August 10th, 2005; The shy northern spotted owl – last decade’s symbol of the Pacific Northwest logging wars – once again finds itself at the center of the dispute.
Aug 09, 2005: Spotted owl is on a dangerous decline
Seattle P-I, August 9, 2005; In Washington, the plan to save the spotted owl is not working. The little-seen bird that launched the gut-wrenching timber wars of the early 1990s is declining in this state at nearly twice the rate predicted by federal scientists. And the pace at which the bird is spiraling toward extinction is quickening, researchers say. Some of the steepest declines are in the Cascades just east of Seattle.
Jun 15, 2005: Clash of cousins: Spotted owl, barred owl talks take flight at HSU
Eureka Times-Standard, June 15, 2005; One of the most fought over endangered species in the history of the West appears to be losing ground to a bigger, badder cousin originally from the East.
May 20, 2005: Spotted owl debate renewed
Seattle P-I, May 20, 2005; Washington's rules for logging in forests where spotted owls live have serious shortcomings that are likely contributing to the imperiled bird's "significant and ... accelerating" decline, according to a study by state wildlife officials.
May 05, 2005: Best-laid plans can't foresee all - Spotted owl is in decline and another bird may be at fault
Seattle P-I, Thursday, May 5, 2005; For nearly a decade, the Seattle-based Plum Creek Timber company has been operating under a habitat conservation plan covering 125,000 acres in Washington's central Cascades. And yet one of the key species the plan was supposed to protect -- the spotted owl -- is vanishing.