Oh, this is rich. After using the damned owl to decimate logging and virtually kill the industry it turns out “logging, thinning, or other fuel reduction activities in areas with high fire risk would be more than offset by improved forest health and fire-resistance characteristics, the scientists said, which allow more spotted owl habitat to survive in later decades“.
The northern spotted owl, a threatened species in the Pacific Northwest, would actually benefit in the long run from active management of the forest lands that form its primary habitat and are increasingly vulnerable to stand-replacing fire, researchers conclude in a recent study.
Well no spit Sherlock! Plenty of us pointed out at the time that greenies were simply using the rotten bird to wreck lives and livelihoods in lumber towns for no reason other than to screw people. Wake up to the fact “environmentalism” is simply a synonym for “misanthropy”.
Pluck the owl! Get on with harvesting the resource.