the goobermint can hire displaced lumberjacks to blast the mean Yankee owls. win win. /s
Question: Why is it called the “Northern Spotted Owl?”
Answer: Because below a certain arbitrary latitude, the “Southern Spotted Owl” (the EXACT same critter) is doing just fine, thank you.
So the spotted owl is still dying no matter that all the kings horses and all the kings men are trying to put them back together again at the cost of thousands of families lives and the forest being managed worse than ever.
The environmentalists have been able to make the forest more vulnerable to forest fires by no management and then when the forest burns the environmentalists will not allow the dead trees to be harvested and replanted. I have seen thousand acre burned forests covered with weeds and dead trees filled with disease and bugs that are 10-17 years old.
So now for 19 years since Clinton's administration locked up our #1 natural resource, trees, the federal government has given $50 Million per year to about 5 counties here in Southern Oregon to help pay for the county government because they took away the counties main source of revenue. Every year our county commissioners have to fly to DC and spend weeks there begging for them not to cut our "hand out" to survive. Douglas, Coos and Curry counties have the most productive douglas fir ground in the world, in the heyday of production one mill sent over 10 million a year in tax revenue to the state and feds, one mill. Most all are gone now and the ability to run them or get them up and running again is being lost on the next generation.
Now we know why the government has been buying all that ammunition.
What? You mean that this godless government doesn’t believe its hero, Darwin, when he taught the doctrine of “the survival of the fittest”? How dare stinking bureaucrats interfere with Nature’s wise ways?
Outstanding! We should make the Barred Owl the new Free Republic mascot.
Unlike spotted owls, barred owls aren’t an endangered species. They are an invasive species like pythons in the Everglades that are eradicating indigenous Everglades wildlife. I see no problem reducing their numbers in the spotted owls habitat to help the spotted owls survive.
Reducing barred owl numbers.