Reading the Biological Opinionfor Effects to Northern Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) …. I came on this sentiment in section 2.4.1 Habitat-Specific Needs of the Spotted Owl.
A coordinated, adaptive management effort to reduce the loss of habitat due to catastrophic wildfire throughout the spotted owl’s range, and a research program to clarify whether these risk reduction methods are effective and to determine how owls use habitat treated to reduce fuels; and…
What? Where is the HUGE IMPACT OF LOGGING mentioned? Nowhere. They mention the need to protect the owl against forest fires… get rid of the fuels. Logging!
Give me a freaking break.