The Northern Spotted Owl and the Endangered Species Act: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session ... July 18, 1990

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Página 64 - Secretary, insure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out by such agency (hereinafter in this section referred to as an 'agency action') is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of habitat of such species...
Página 14 - EPA is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or adversely affect its critical habitat.
Página 61 - June 22 listing of the Northern Spotted Owl as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act and any subsequent regulatory and recovery activities will have a substantial impact on many of the Alliance's members.
Página 52 - ... attention directed toward this bird stems from a growing debate over managing old-growth forests on Federal lands, and from a concern about protecting biodiversity. We understand the significance of these larger issues, but we have kept to our mandate to develop a conservation strategy specifically for the northern spotted owl. We have concluded that the owl is imperiled over significant portions of its range because of continuing losses of habitat from logging and natural disturbances.
Página 79 - ... Resource Alliance here in Washington DC The Alliance is a coalition of companies, organizations, community action groups and individuals dedicated to the wise use and renewal of America's forests. I appreciate the opportunity to testify before the Subcommittee today. Many of our members are dependent upon the National Forests, other public lands, and private lands in the Pacific Northwest and northern California for all or most of their raw material supply. Therefore, the Fish and Wildlife Service's...
Página 52 - Habitats selected by northern spotted owls typically exhibit moderate to high canopy closure; a multilayered, multispecies canopy dominated by large overstory trees: a high incidence of large trees with large cavities, broken tops, and other indications of decadence; numerous large snags; heavy accumulations of logs and other woody debris on the forest iloor; and considerable open space within and beneath the canopy.
Página 52 - ... imperiled over significant portions of its range because of continuing losses of habitat from logging and natural disturbances. Current management strategies are inadequate to ensure its viability. Moreover, in some portions of the owl's range, few options for managing habitat remain open, and available alternatives are steadily declining throughout the bird's range. For these reasons, delay in implementing a conservation strategy cannot be justified on the basis of inadequate knowledge.
Página 56 - ... availability of timber. This assessment is critically important Adoption of the conservation strategy, however, has significant ramifications for other natural resources, including water quality, fisheries, soils, stream flows, wildlife, biodiversity, and outdoor recreation All of these aspects must be considered when evaluating the conservation strategy. The issue is more complex than spotted owls and timber supply — it always has been.
Página 52 - Committee's charier was signed by the agency heads and subsequently incorporated into Section 318 of Public Law 101-121 in October 1989. The Committee was asked to develop a scientifically credible conservation strategy for the northern spotted owl.
Página 55 - ... meet Section 318 of Public Law 101-121. We considered dedicating corridors of forests between HCAs to facilitate dispersal by juvenile owls, but decided corridors were unnecessary, provided at least 50% of the forest landbase outside of HCAs Is maintained in stands of timber with an average dbh of 11 inches or greater and at least 40% canopy closure.

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