Spotted owl or red herring?

Durbin, Kathie
March 2006
High Country News;3/20/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p4
The article reports on the logging decline in the Pacific Northwest timber industry. The author stressed that the downsizing of the region's timber industry is not caused by the endangered species act or the critical habitat rule for the owls, although he accepted the fact that it has really played a central role in forest management in the Pacific Northwest. He further explained that mill automation, log exports and overcutting of private lands are the main factors why the timber industry has downsized in that region.


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