→ Incidental take permit for Northern and California spotted owl

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The US Fish and Wildlife intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on a proposed incidental take permit from Sierra Pacific Industries. The permit would allow incidental take of the federally threatened Northern spotted owl and the California spotted owl. The California spotted owl was recently petition for listing under the Endangered Species Act. The activities covered by the permit would include timber harvest and timber management that Sierra Pacific Industries conducts on its lands in the State of California.