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California Spotted Owl

Case Overview

The Fish and Wildlife Service declined to grant federal protection to the California spotted owl arguing that a management plan known as the Sierra Framework would do so -- then it gutted the framework. Earthjustice has filed suit to seek Endangered Species Act protection for the owl.

Case Updates

January 10, 2006 | Legal Document

CA Spotted Owl Complaint

Challenges the USFWS's February 10, 2003, decision denying protection for the California Spotted Owl (May 2004)