Calif. Project Wrecks Endangered Owl Habitat: Enviro Group

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 3:25 PM EST) -- Environmental group Conservation Congress on Thursday sued the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in California federal court, claiming they wrongfully approved a vegetation and timber harvest project that will destroy the habitat of endangered owls.

The group contends the agencies reclassified sections of owl habitat in the area of the Algoma Vegetation Management Project, which would leave protected species like the northern spotted owl with worse foraging conditions that permissible under the Endangered Species Act, just to accommodate the project. But they...
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