Spotted Owls and Ecosystem Management
This chapter focuses on the spotted owls controversy and its impact on ecosystem management in the Pacific Northwest's ancient forests. As that controversy unfolded, the federal courts played a pivotal role in bringing ecosystem management principles into the public domain. By the early 1990s, finding themselves enjoined from selling any more timber, the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) were finally forced to address the needs of the region's forest-dependent species. The chapter finds that the spotted owl controversy pushed biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management into the mainstream public land policy debates. The Northwest Forest Plan restored a semblance of order to the region. Both the Forest Service and BLM moved to incorporate ecosystem management principles into their overall management agendas, giving biodiversity protection a prominent position on public lands.
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