Conservation Groups Sue To Protect Spotted Owl

Law360, New York (August 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Oregon conservation groups filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday in an effort to examine what they say are newly discovered pressures that could lead to the extinction of the northern spotted owl.

According to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, logging has reduced the amount of old forest suitable for the owls at a much faster rate than was agreed to in a 1995 habitat conservation plan that was supposed to last for 60...
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