01 Jul '11, 9pm

In a Twist, Loggers Nurture Spotted Owls: As spotted owl populations decline, owl and forest advocates are tryin...

If forest owners cultivate spotted owl habitat, they will be allowed to log nearby lands. As I reported in Friday’s Times , the release this week of a final recovery plan for the northern spotted owl came more than 20 years after the bird was first listed as a threatened species. It so happens that over that same period of time, a stand of evergreens in a remote forest in the Cascade Range could grow from being a relatively young 45 years old to a more mature 65 years old. Experts say that window of growth could be just enough time for the stand to evolve into habitat that attracts spotted owls. While some federal and state forests are managed to achieve that goal, owners of private forest land are less likely to do the same. The average growth cycle before many private timber stands are harvested in the Northwest is often closer to 45 years, to maximize the commercial val...

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