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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 24, 2013

Old-Growth Fir and Spotted Owl Nesting Area Saved From Logging

English: Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidenta...

The Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) reported that plans to log an old growth Douglas Fir Forest that included Spotted Owl nesting, critical refugia for listed salmonids, and an essential wildlife corridor for many other species have been cancelled. Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) had proposed logging the area in Cloney Gulch and High Prairie Creek drainages of the Redwood Creek watershed, Humboldt County, California near the Redwood National Park. However as a result of comments submitted by the Environmental Protection Information Center and CAL FIRE biologists determining that logging the area would result in direct harm to owls the logging plans were cancelled. Read more at:  Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) » EPIC Vigilance Saves Old-Growth Fir and Spotted Owl Nest from Sierra Pacific Industries Saws.

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