Feds seek public input for barred owl management plan
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is developing a plan to manage the invasive barred owl population on the West Coast. The plan would help with recovery of spotted owl species.
Biden administration will reconsider northern spotted owl forest protection rollbacks
The decision to slash protections beyond an agency's recommended levels was pushed by the Trump administration in its final days.
Group to sue interior secretary for delaying protection of spotted owl, other species
The Center for Biological Diversity alleges the Trump administration has failed to make “expeditious progress” on species awaiting protection under the Endangered Species Act.
New OPB podcast “Timber Wars” examines the battle over Northwest forests that began 30 years ago
The seven-part narrative podcast takes a close look at the history, impact and consequences of the fight over Pacific Northwest forests that began in the 1990s and continues today.
Last Call: Tracking The Sound Of The Spotted Owl’s Extinction
The spotted owl changed the fate of Northwest forests in the summer of 1990. Thirty years later, what hope, if any, do biologists hold for the fate of the spotted owl?
Oregon's Logging Debate Gets A Reset With Latest Plan For Public Forests
A federal lands agency releases several versions of its latest plan for opening up logging on some of Oregon's public forestland.
Wildlife Officials Consider Endangered Listing For Spotted Owl
Wildlife officials are taking a new look at the status of the threatened northern spotted owl. Despite decades of efforts to save the species, it could soon be considered endangered.
Looking Back: The Northwest Forest Plan's New Conservation Paradigm
The landmark plan was meant to end the Timber Wars in the Northwest. It signaled a historic shift in how public lands were managed – by maintaining biodiversity instead of keeping timber production high.