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Owl News Articles Index - Page 44
Rescued barn owls fly off to new preserve homes
By Ashley Ratcliff, 2007-10-16, 1 comment
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, U.S.A. - Legacy Circle members of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy on Friday witnessed the start of a new partnership as three South Bay Wildlife
Rehab-rescued baby barn owls began their lives anew in Rolling Hills Estates'
George F Canyon Nature Preserve.
Both entities came together for a ...
Ecologists discover city is 'uber-forest' for big owls
By James Hathaway, 2007-10-16
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A. - It may be news to its bankers, but Charlotte, the biggest city in North Carolina and a major center of the American financial industry, is actually an old growth forest.
At least that's the way the barred owls see it.
Charlotte is famous for having two kinds of green. It is home to two of the ...
DEC and towns discuss protecting owls
By Alyson Martin, 2007-10-12
Fort Edward, New York, U.S.A. - A town hall -style meeting at the Fort Edward firehouse Thursday night teamed local government with the Department of Environmental Conservation to discuss ways to develop a preservation area for the rare short-eared owls that have taken up winter residence in the area.
The DEC led most of the sp...
Giving a hoot on The Hill
By Megan Bagdonas, 2007-10-11
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, U.S.A. - The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is going to the birds.
Fed up with rodents making meals out of the native vegetation they have
painstakingly planted, the nature conservancy will release three barn owls into
the George F Canyon Preserve on Friday, hoping the birds of prey will help...
Chainsaws threaten the last of the spotted owls
By Mark Hume, 2007-10-08
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - For years government biologists have been transecting the most rugged wilderness in southern British Columbia, playing amplified sound recordings into the night air in a strange and dangerous scientific ritual.
Tramping through the woods after dark, guided by lights strapped to their heads
Forest Service withdraws plan to log owl habitat burned in 2006
By Jeff Barnard, 2007-10-02
Bend, Oregon, U.S.A. - The U.S. Forest Service agreed Tuesday to withdraw plans to log spotted owl
habitat that burned last year in the Central Oregon Cascade Range.
The settlement came in a lawsuit brought by conservation groups opposing plans
to log 190 acres of the Deschutes National Forest outside Sisters, Oreg...
Albany to create owl habitat
By Edward Carpenter, 2007-10-02
Albany, California, U.S.A. - A favorite area along the Bay for dog walkers will be closed off as protected space for burrowing owl habitat as part of the Eastshore State Park development plan.
Nearly half of the 20.7-acre Albany Plateau, north of Golden Gate Fields, is to
be fenced off beginning this fall to replace owl ha...
Protection plan for owls not worth a hoot?
By Les Blumenthal, 2007-09-29
Washington, U.S.A. - A group of independent scientists has concluded that a proposed recovery plan for the northern spotted owl was ''deeply flawed.''
The conclusion fueled allegations that the proposal was manipulated by political appointees in Washington who were determined to boost logging in Northwest forests.
Scientists use satellite to keep an eye on owls
By Jeff Long, 2007-09-18, 1 comment
Northeast Illinois, U.S.A. - Three barn owls given new homes in DuPage and McHenry Counties on Monday were also fitted with satellite trackers that scientists hope will provide better information on the birds' stealthy habits.
''We should be able to pick them up, essentially, worldwide,'' said Dan Thompson, an ecologist with...
Bureaucrats slam B.C. plan for saving the spotted owl
By Larry Pynn, 2007-09-13
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Provincial and federal government bureaucrats have delivered a damning
indictment of the B.C. government's plan to save one of Canada's most endangered species - the northern spotted owl - according to internal e-mails last year obtained by The Vancouver Sun through freedom-of-information legislat...