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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:51 AM

Protected habitat for imperiled spotted owls is slashed: "Trump's latest parting gift...


Protected habitat for imperiled spotted owls is slashed: "Trump's latest parting gift to the timber industry"

JANUARY 14, 2021 / 7:43 AM / AP

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it would slash millions of acres of protected habitat designated for the imperiled northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington state and Northern California. Much of the land is in prime timber locations in Oregon's coastal ranges.

Environmentalists immediately decried the move and accused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under President Donald Trump of taking a parting shot at protections designed to help restore the species in favor of the timber industry. The tiny owl is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and was rejected for an upgrade to endangered status last year by the federal agency despite losing nearly 4% of its population annually.

"This revision guts protected habitat for the northern spotted owl by more than a third. It's Trump's latest parting gift to the timber industry and another blow to a species that needs all the protections it can get to fully recover," said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director for the Center for Biological Diversity.

Timber groups applauded the decision, which won't take effect for 60 days. More thinning and management of protected forests is necessary to prevent wildfires, which devastated about 300 acres of spotted owl habitat last fall, said Travis Joseph, president of the American Forest Resources Council.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:56 AM

1. Joe must reinstate!

I trust he will! Hateful repukes!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:24 AM

2. Please reverse this President Biden

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:23 AM

3. I hope that some day, many spotted owls

crap on his head.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:27 AM

4. Lesson #1 for Dumbass Donny:

Fuck with owls at your own risk...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:40 PM

5. Maybe a Good Innoculation of European Chafer Beetles on Trump's Golf Greens Might

Serve as an object lesson.

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