Latest Owls News

Conservationists sue to save spotted owl logging protections

Mar. 24, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to preserve protections for 3.4 million acres (1.4 million hectares) of northern spotted owl habitat from the US-Canada border to northern California, the latest salvo in a legal battle over logging in federal...

Spotted owl forest protection rollbacks reconsidered

Feb. 22, 2021 20:39 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department is delaying the Trump administration’s last-minute roll-back of federal protections for the northern spotted owl. On Monday, federal officials said the changes will be reviewed, delaying their effective date from March...

Democrats urge investigation into removal of owl protections

Feb. 02, 2021 18:43 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Eight Democratic lawmakers called Tuesday for an investigation into “potential scientific meddling” by the Trump administration in its rule to remove critical habitat protections for the imperiled northern spotted owl in the Pacific Northwest. ...

Strength restored, snowy owl flies north in Upper Peninsula

Jan. 18, 2021 01:02 AM EST

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) — In 30-plus years as a wildlife rehabilitator, Phyllis Carlson has had only three snowy owls. One was in such rough shape it died before she got it to her Quinnesec home. Another, a male, was so emaciated she set it up in her office rather...