[Tweeters] Feds Advance Plan to Kill Barred Owls in Northwest

Joe Dlugo browncreeper99 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 11:30:39 PDT 2013


It takes a long time to grow back the necessary habitat. In the meantime
I'd prefer not to watch the spotted disappear.

-Joe Dlugo
Tenino, WA.
On Jul 23, 2013 2:15 PM, "Randy Robinson" <rwr.personal at gmail.com> wrote:


> >From the New York Times. Not sure if you need to subscribe to view this:

>

> http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/07/23/us/ap-us-owl-vs-owl.html?hp&_r=0

>

> Quick summary: at a cost of $3m, over the next 4 years, USF&W will kill

> 3,603 Barred Owls in WA, OR, ID & CA, beginning this fall.

>

> USF&W: "If we don't manage barred owls, the probability of recovering the

> spotted owl goes down significantly."

>

> Portland Audubon: "To move forward with killing barred owls without

> addressing the fundamental cause of spotted owl declines [habitat loss],

> from our perspective, is not acceptable."

>

> Randy Robinson

> Seattle, WA

>

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