July 8, 2008

Northern Spotted Owl Lawsuit Settles

By Northern Spotted Owl Lawsuit Settles

So reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and AP.  The lawsuit concerned a challenge to timber harvesting that allegedly had adverse and unmitigated impacts against the Northern Spotted Owl, a threatened species under the ESA.  The settlement, as described in the article, seems generally consistent with the cooperative conservation principles that have gained currency.

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