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Economic impacts of protecting spotted owls

Economic impacts of protecting spotted owls

a comparison and analysis of existing studies

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spotted owl -- Northwest, Pacific,
  • Lumber trade -- Northwest, Pacific,
  • Endangered species -- Economic aspects -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRoss W. Gorte.
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1993, 92-922 ENR.
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination89 p.
    Number of Pages89
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17743691M
    OCLC/WorldCa30210466

    Likewise, the economic impacts of the spotted owl decision did not prove as disastrous its critics claimed. This section links a report from the Oregon based firm ECONorthwest that recounts the history of the timber industry decline in Washington and Oregon (beginning in the 80's), and the impact of the spotted owl decision on timber jobs. The economic and social effects of protecting spotted owl habitat; The effects on other resources of protecting spotted owl habitat; and; Disagreement about the habitat requirements of the spotted owl.” Most of the issues debated during the last half of fell into one of the above concerns.

    The economic and social effects associated with alternative levels of protection of spotted owl habitat. The need to minimize effects on other resources that result from protecting spotted owl habitat. Disagreement about habitat requirements of spotted owls. The need to address management of old-growth forests distinct from the management of. are the economic impacts presented, but also the social and environmental impacts. In summary, the following research questions guided the project. environmentalists trying to protect the Spotted Owl. 4 PAGE June Nicholas S. Meltzer Findings Recommendations Detailed Findings Theoretical Context &.

    The spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) is a species of true is a resident species of old-growth forests in western North America, where it nests in tree hollows, old bird of prey nests, or rock crevices. Nests can be between 12 and 60 metres (39 and ft) high and usually contain two eggs (though some contain as many as four). It is a nocturnal owl which feeds on small mammals and birds.   The Forest Service was enjoined from further timber sales in spotted owl habitat in Regions 6 (Washington and Oregon) and 5 (effectively, Northern California) until standards and guidelines ensuring the owl’s viability were in place. Seattle Audubon Society v. Evans, F. Supp. , (W.D. Wash. ). The Court of Appeals affirmed.


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Economic impacts of protecting spotted owls Download PDF EPUB FB2

This iconic species needs the protection provided by the Endangered Species Act if it is to survive. The Fish and Wildlife Service’s own assessment shows the threats to the California spotted owl’s survival are increasing dramatically and that, without protection, the California spotted owl will likely be wiped out from large portions of its range.

Economic impact of alternative forest practice rules to protect northern spotted owl sites [Lippke, Bruce R] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Economic impact of alternative forest practice rules to protect northern spotted owl sitesAuthor: Bruce R Lippke.

Get this from a library. Economic impacts of protecting spotted owls: a comparison and analysis of existing studies. [Ross W Gorte; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.]. The Trump administration recently weakened the Endangered Species Act by allowing policymakers to consider the economic impact of protecting these plants and animals.

spotted owl protection Author: Erik Loomis. This document is a detailed economic study of forests inhabited by the endangered spotted owl. The study, led by Duncan Knowler, an associate professor at Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management, looks at the economics of protecting old-growth forests inhabited or known to have been home to the spotted owl, one of the most endangered forest.

For example, a proposed designation of nearly 14 million acres of habitat for northern spotted owls is characterized as “minor” under the incremental approach, despite the larger impacts.

THE path toward solution of the northern spotted owl controversy seems as tangled as an old-growth cting scientific data on the threatened bird and how to protect its habitat, federal.

Conservation of older forests and protecting core habitats for the spotted owl are essential for the survival and recovery of this species. Check out our Spotted Owl Self-Defense page for additional articles and information relating to the impacts of industrial forestry on Northern Spotted Owls.

To protect the spotted owl, large tracts of federal lands were withheld from logging, the supply of raw timber decreased, mill capacity was eliminated, logging jobs were lost, and prices increased.

As this example illustrates, endangered species protection can alter local, regional, and national economies. The restoration economy is the economic activity associated with regenerative land use, such as ecological restoration activities. It stands in contrast to economic activity premised on sprawl, or on the extraction or depletion of natural term is meant to convey that activities meant to repair past damage to natural and human communities are often economically beneficial at local.

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to reduce the Northern Spotted Owl’s critical habitat population byacres or 2% of million acres that have been designated as protected.

It is an understatement to say that the economic impact of this transition will be substantial. Unfortunately, the need to protect old-growth wildlife habitat will magnify these effects, shrinking the period of time local communities have to make the necessary adjustments.

Spotted-owl-habitat protection, by itself, did not precipitate this. Protecting Spotted Owl habitat. I recently conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis that summarized all available scientific research on the effects of wildfires on Spotted Owl.

the Northern Spotted Owl Discussion REFERENCES R-1 APPENDIX A ADDITIONAL STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS A-1 A.1 RFA/SBREFA Analysis A-1 A.2 UMBRA Analysis A A.3 Federalism Implications A A.4 Potential Impacts to the Energy Industry A APPENDIX B INCREMENTAL EFFECTS MEMORANDUM FOR THE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF.

The law requires the government to take “into consideration the economic impact, the impact on national security, and any other relevant impact, of specifying any particular area as critical habitat.” USFWS had not done so there, and has not done so in dozens of other cases.

The spotted owl case has languished in courts ever since. “As the spotted owl spirals toward extinction, due to barred owls, climate change, and continued logging, the last thing the spotted owl needs is for Trump to barge in and demand less protection.

ES-1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. The purpose of this report is to identify and analyze the potential economic impacts associated with the proposed critical habitat designation (CHD) for the Mexican spotted owl (MSO) (Strixoccidentalis lucida).

The debate over the impacts of protecting the northern spotted owl made its way from state and federal policy and industry spheres into the popular media.

Time magazine (Gup ) ran a cover story about the owl controversy in June,during the week when the spotted owl was listed as \threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.

The title. Consider the effort to save the northern spotted owl from extinction. One economic study found that in order to protect roughly five thousand owls, the opportunity costs – that is, the income surrendered by the logging industry and others – would be $46 billion, or just over $9 million per owl.

Albany, California Mailing address: PO BoxBerkeley CA (). Overall impacts to extant northern spotted owls are minimized. Take of northern spotted owl territorial pairs or resident singles from timber harvest will be avoided to the greatest possible extent during the first 5 to 8 years of the RMPs as the barred owl removal experiment (FWS ) is conducted and evaluated.Alternatively, protecting spotted owl habitat may impose substantial and even prohibitive economic costs on society.

The goal of this first study was to determine the economic opportunity costs and economic impacts to society of protecting spotted owl habitat, as opposed to continued logging.Federal listing of the northern spotted owl sub-species as “threatened” under ESA by the U.S.

Department of the Interior (USDI). InThomas and Verner () presented a paper tracing the considerations for economic and social impacts in spotted owl management. They concluded that political, economic, social.