Washington forests http://www.kplu.org en Spotted owl recovery plan: more active forestry management...and shooting rivals http://www.kplu.org/post/spotted-owl-recovery-plan-more-active-forestry-managementand-shooting-rivals <p>In the long saga to protect the northern spotted owl, it&#39;s now officially &quot;owl vs owl.&quot;</p><p>US Fish and Wildlife says the decline of the iconic northwest species can&rsquo;t be helped without killing some of its more aggressive cousins, the barred owl.</p><p>It&rsquo;s part of <a href="http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Service-Identifies-Areas-to-Be-Assessed-for-Potential-Northern-Spotted-Owl-Critical-Habitat-Proposes-Broad-Exclusions-Ecological-Forestry-and-Barred-Owl-Control.cfm#">a court-ordered plan</a> to increase the spotted owl&rsquo;s forest habitat.</p><p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:18:58 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4276 at http://www.kplu.org Spotted owl recovery plan: more active forestry management...and shooting rivals U.S. House bill would sell off public lands in the Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/us-house-bill-would-sell-public-lands-northwest <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. &ndash; A bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would require the Obama Administration to sell off public lands, including parcels in the Northwest.</p><p>The issue got a hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C., just as some northwest lawmakers are pushing for wilderness protections on other lands.</p><p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 00:13:09 +0000 Northwest News Network 2994 at http://www.kplu.org U.S. House bill would sell off public lands in the Northwest