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Hearing on the impact and status of the northern spotted owl on national forests

Oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Forest and Forest Health ... session, March 19, 1998, Washington, DC

by United States

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Open LibraryOL7377058M
ISBN 100160565170
ISBN 109780160565175
OCLC/WorldCa39271117


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Hearing on the impact and status of the northern spotted owl on national forests by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

This afternoon the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health meets to evaluate the impact and status of the northern spotted owl on national forests in the Pacific Northwest. It has been eight years since the Fish and Wildlife Service listed the owl as a threatened species in June, Get this from a library.

Hearing on the impact and status of the northern spotted owl on national forests: oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Forest and Forest Health of the Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, MaWashington, DC.

[United States. Congress. House. The northern spotted owl is a threatened species native to the old-growth cloud forests of the province of British Columbia, Canada, and the U.S. states of Washington, Oregon, and California.

(This breathtaking photograph was taken in Northern California's redwood forest in ) In the s, the owl became a symbol of the bitter conflict between conservation efforts and. Distribution and habitat. The northern spotted owl primarily inhabits old growth forests in the northern part of its range (Canada to southern Oregon) and landscapes with a mix of old and younger forest types in the southern part of its range (Klamath region and California).The subspecies' range is the Pacific coast from extreme southern British Columbia to Marin County Family: Strigidae.

is named. The Northern Spotted Owl has large, round facial discs with dark outer rims, dark brown eyes and a yellowish-green bill. In British Columbia, the Northern Spotted Owl is most likely to be con-fused with its close relative, the slight-ly larger Barred Owl. These species are best differentiated by their under-parts.

The Northern Spotted. THE path toward solution of the northern spotted owl controversy seems as tangled as an old-growth cting scientific data on the threatened bird and how to.

The Northern Spotted Owl, one of the three subspecies of spotted owls, is a western North American bird with a Hearing on the impact and status of the northern spotted owl on national forests book tail and spotted head. Scientific Classification Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Strigiformesa Family Strigidae Genus Strix Species S.

occidentalis Scientific Name Strix occidentalis caurina Quick Information Other names. Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most controversial decisions ever for Northwest forests. On June 26th,the Northern Spotted Owl.

Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) USFWS. Spotted Owl and Barred Owl- Two, Too Closely Related. The Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) is one of the more noteworthy animals on the federal list of endangered and threatened species.

The listing of the spotted owl as “threatened” in sparked controversial changes in land management. and trends of northern spotted owl populations and habitats. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.

This is the second in a series of periodic monitoring reports on Cited by: Unfortunately the old-growth forests preferred by the owls are also preferred by the timber industry. Once a forest is logged, it can take decades to grow back to the level at which it can sustain northern spotted owls.

Hearing on the impact and status of the northern spotted owl on national forests book Therefore, management plans have been put into effect to protect some of the northern spotted owl’s habitat. The final decision of the USFWS on the status of the Northern Spotted Owl will be made with reference to Hearing on the impact and status of the northern spotted owl on national forests book five factors used in listing decisions (see above).

We have elected not to follow this pattern, but to organize our report along biological lines. Nevertheless, our report can be readily evaluated in reference to the listing factors: A. The diet of the Northern Spotted Owl provides many clues about the diversity of life in the area.

To determine what the owls were eating the National Park Service funded a study of owl pellets. Pellets are the indigestible remains of the owl’s meal. The owls swallow their food whole. The indigestible parts are regurgitated out in small pellets.

forests was a serious threat to the owl (USDIstatus of the Northern Spotted Owl, and is the subject of the chapters in this volume. USE OF DEMOGRAPHIC DATA IN. The Spotted Owl’s New Nemesis An battle between environmentalists and loggers left much of the owl’s habitat protected.

Now the spotted owl faces a new threat. Federal listing of the northern spotted owl sub-species as “threatened” under ESA by the U.S.

Department of the Interior (USDI). InThomas and Verner () presented a paper tracing the considerations for economic and social impacts in spotted owl management. They concluded that political, economic, social.

Item The Northern Spotted Owl Status Review Supplement (21 April, ) US Fish & Wildlife Service, Portland, OR., Add to Shelf. supplement of the Status Review, 5 copies on file.

NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL STATUS REVIEW; #SPOTTED OWL LISTING; SPOTTED OWL LISTING TEAM. Box-Folder Items Add to Shelf. A logged area within northern spotted owl habitat in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park in British Columbia shows an environment that will not be hospitable to spotted owls again for centuries.

In the last few centuries, destructive activities such as clear-cut logging have become a threat to old-growth forests and the spotted owl.

The spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) is a species of true is a resident species of old-growth forests in western North America, where it nests in tree hollows, old bird of prey nests, or rock crevices. Nests can be between 12 and 60 metres (39 and ft) high and usually contain two eggs (though some contain as many as four).

It is a nocturnal owl, which feeds on small Class: Aves. The debate over the spotted owl played across newspapers across the country and led to hostilities in many of the Pacific Northwest's small towns.

Though the issues were in fact far more complex, many reports pitched the controversy as a struggle between loggers' jobs and protection of the owls' ancient forest habitat.

The Northern Spotted Owl - An Oregon View tells the story of a battle to save the forests in a backdrop of economic troubles in the Pacific Northwest. "The economy in the Pacific Northwest is a disaster," says the author.

In Januarynewspapers in Portland and Salem, Oregon, featured reports on the deplorable financial situation in state and local governments.2/5(1).

Second, the spotted owl has been designated as an indicator species: The status of the spotted owl tells scientists a good deal about other species living in old-growth forests. DEMOGRAPHIC DATA ON THE NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL ALAN B.

FRANKLIN, DAVID R. ANDERSON, ERIC D. FORSMAN, and National Park Service. Inclu- ductive status of individuals were determined. On August 7,the U.S. Forest Service acts to protect the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) from decline and extinction by limiting timber sales in mature portions of National Forests, which the animals need to immediate impact is outcry from the forest products industry and from environmentalists.

the Northern Spotted Owl by affecting landscape configuration. Habitat fragmentation, isolation, and lack of connectivity affects owls’ dispersal capabilities and mortality). Logging also has indirect effects by improving habitat for some of the Northern Spotted Owl’s predators/competitors (e.g., Great Horned Owl, Northern Goshawk, Barred Owl).

Status and Trends of Northern Spotted Owl Populations and Habitats R aym o n d J. D avis, K atie M. D u gg er, S h aw n e M o h o ric, L o u isa E vers, States and private forest owners, and management of the national forests and national grasslands, it strives—as directed by Congress—to provide increasingly greater service to.

See a photo of a northern spotted owl in a redwood forest by Michael Nichols and download free wallpaper from National Geographic. Decades-past logging still threatens spotted owls in national forests He explains that the ideal spotted owl habitat includes trees that. Finally, hybridization between the northern spotted owl and the California spotted owl may be a genetic threat to the species.

It is reasonable and likely that these two species would interbreed, but it remains unclear whether current gene flow is increasing, decreasing, or constant, and what impact the genetic mixing may have on the fitness of.

Hearing on the impact and status of the northern spotted owl on national forests: oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Forest and Forest Health of the Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, MaWashington, DC. Published: ().

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Northern spotted owl populations are declining in all parts of their range in the Pacific Northwest, according to research published in The Condor. Based on data from 11 study areas across Washington, Oregon and northern California, a rangewide decline of nearly 4 percent per year was estimated from to northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis, s.o.

lucida, and s.o. caurina, respectively) have found an associa- tion between owl-use areas and several stand characteristics that typify old-growth forests, including high canopy clo- sure.

Draft environmental impact statement on management for the northern spotted owl in the national forests: states of Washington, Oregon and California Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. The Spotted Owl is one of the most-studied and best-known owls in the world.

This degree of scientific attention is the result of this owl's association with late seral stage conifer forests of high commercial value (Forsman, E. D., E. Meslow and H. Wight.(). The northern spotted owl is one of the three species of spotted owls, the other two are the California and the Mexican spotted owls.

Northern spotted owls have historically inhabited forests throughout southwestern British Columbia in Canada, western Washington, western Oregon and northwest California. northern!flying!squirrels,!red!tree!voles!and!woodrats;which!can!only!be!found!in!old.

growth!forests.!!. Like!mostowls,!spotted!owls!are!nocturnal!and!are File Size: 2MB. They provide a year synthesis of science focused on the ecology, conservation, and management of northern spotted owls and review expectations for conserving northern spotted owls under the Northwest Forest Plan.

Authors review recent information on the status and trends of spotted owl populations and suitable forest, effects of interactions with barred. The Northern Spotted Owl (Strix Occidentalis) is a nocturnal, woodland owl native to the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, Western Canada, and Alaska whose survival is tied directly to the health of old growth forest ecosystems, and as such, had assumed the role of an indicator species for the health of these ecosystems.

Across that gorgeous emerald range, federally protected northern spotted owls and invasive barred owls are in a nasty turf war.

In a new report from the front lines, a U.S. Geological Survey study. Scientific evaluation of the status of the Northern Spotted Owl, Courtney et al., Sustainable Ecosystems Institute, Portland Oregon, September This report provides a critical review and synthesis of recent information on the status of the Northern Spotted Owl, and was prepared to support the US Fish andFile Size: KB.

Northern Spotted Owls (True Books: Animals) [Martin, Patricia A. Fink] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Northern Spotted Owls (True Books: Animals)4/5(1).State Status: Endangered, Federal Status: Threatened, Recovery Plans: Federal download pdf, The northern spotted owl is one of three spotted owl subspecies found in North America.

A species with dark eyes and no ear tufts (Figure 1), the spotted owl is about 18 inches from head to tip of tail and has a wingspan of about 41 inches.

These luxuriant forests of upper Lagunitas Creek, Phoenix Lake, and Bolinas Ridge are ebook sanctuary for the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina). A medium-size owl, perhaps the most emblematic animal of the Northwest’s temperate coastal forests, it is listed by both federal and state agencies as “threatened.”.