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Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat

Case Number # 5674

The Fish and Wildlife Service approved several timber sales in areas nominally protected as critical habitat for the northern spotted owl. Earthjustice sued to stop the sales. In February 2007, the Ninth Circuit Court of appeals ruled that the FWS violated the Endangered Species Act when it approved the sales.

Press Releases

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Decision reverses controversial Bush Administration cuts to habitat
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Government signals openness to strengthening weak habitat and recovery plans
Monday, November 24, 2008
Effort begun to reverse weak habitat protection and flawed recovery plan in Pacific Northwest
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Move is next step in Bush administration strategy to dismantle Northwest Forest Plan
Saturday, February 17, 2007
FWS must monitor logging impacts on threatened and endangered species
Friday, September 24, 2004
Citing increasing threats, scientists call for owl habitat protection to thwart extinction
Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Thousands of acres of old-growth to be destroyed