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on Aug 17, 2007 in Wildlife Photography

It's up to you?! – 08.17.07


This just came to my desk. It was started by the father, and it’s hasn’t ended yet with the son. YOU have to make the call if the wild heritage left to you, should be left to the next generation.

The Northern Spotted Owl and the ancient forests where it lives are under attack. The Bush Administration is planning to repeal protections for the Northwests iconic old-growth forests and significantly reduce the Spotted Owls habitat.

Please submit comments to help the Northern Spotted Owls. The deadline to submit comments is next Friday, August 24.



Earlier this year, the Bush Administration released the Draft Recovery Plan for the Northern Spotted Owl. This plan will undermine all the work that has been done in the last fifteen years to protect the owl and the old-growth forests where it lives. The original recovery team that authored the plan agreed to work together to base the plan on science. This group was then replaced by high-level Bush Administration officials who wrote the plan based on politics, not science.

Please tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reject both options in the draft recovery plan and write a plan based on science, not politics. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting written public comments on the Draft Recovery Plan for the Northern Spotted Owl until August 24, 2007 .


Thanks for speaking up to protect wildlife!



Ryan Manion

Oregon Field Representative

Endangered Species Coalition

Submit comments to:

NSO Recovery Plan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97232