spotted owl en Killing One Owl Species To Save Another <p>It’s been nearly 20 years since the Northwest Forest Plan scaled back logging across the region, in large part to preserve habitat for the endangered northern spotted owl. But the spotted owl continues to decline. Scientists blame the larger, more aggressive barred owl for pushing the spotted owl out of its natural habitat. Now, federal wildlife managers have begun shooting barred owls to see if removing the competition will allow spotted owls to recover.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 03:49:50 +0000 Liam Moriarty 6315 at Killing One Owl Species To Save Another Barred Owl Shooting: USF&WS Perspective <p></p><p>Time for a few more words on the shooting of barred owls.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The process recently began, in an effort to help spotted owls survive in areas where the owls compete for territory.&nbsp; Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 5661 at Barred Owl Shooting: USF&WS Perspective Barred Owl Shooting Begins <p></p><p>The work long rumored recently got underway: gunfire killed barred owls in Northern California.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>And it was completely intentional, meant to give spotted owls some breathing room in their competition with the rival owls for living space.&nbsp; Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:30:51 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 5597 at Barred Owl Shooting Begins Spotted Frog Proposal Revives Endangered Species Fears <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty-three years ago, the listing of the northern spotted owl under the Endangered Species Act was one of the factors that led to a sharply reduced Northwest timber harvest. Now, wildlife officials are proposing to list the Oregon spotted frog. If approved, this listing would not have nearly the far-reaching impact the spotted owl listing had. But &nbsp;officials in Klamath County are pushing back against a proposal they fear will lead to intrusive and economically-damaging regulations.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 02:35:08 +0000 Liam Moriarty 5187 at Spotted Frog Proposal Revives Endangered Species Fears