Draft Spotted Owl Recovery Plan: Another Obama Administration Plan Devoid of Reality

Portland, OR – Today, the Obama Administration released a revised Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan. The new plan, prepared by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), would replace a Recovery Plan adopted in 2008. The Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, announced his intention to redraft the 2008 plan last summer as he withdrew the Bureau of Land Management’s Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR) for Oregon’s O&C forests. Eighteen months later, the Service has made available for public comment a replacement Recovery Plan.