What's at Stake
The California spotted owl has declined in numbers as logging has accelerated.
The California spotted owl, a cousin of its more famous cousin, the northern spotted owl, has declined in numbers as logging has accelerated in the national forests of southern California and the Sierra Nevada.
Earthjustice brought a series of lawsuits aimed at forcing the U.S. Forest Service to adopt meaningful protections for the owl’s old forest habitat, or else face mandatory restrictions on logging under the federal Endangered Species Act.
We remain committed to preserving this imperiled and majestic species for future generations.