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Ecology of Mexican spotted owls

RMRS scientists have been involved in Mexican Spotted Owl recovery efforts since before the species was listed as Threatened in 1993. Today, our scientists are developing new knowledge of this owl, synthesizing existing information, and working with land managers to integrate habitat requirements for the owl and its important prey species into management plans. Management recommendations from the Mexican Spotted Owl Recovery Plan were formally adopted by the Southwestern Region (Region 3) of the US Forest Service in 1996 through an amendment to the Land Management Plans for all eleven National Forests within the region. These recommendations continue to guide management on National Forest lands in this region today.

See the full project here: Ecology of the Mexican Spotted Owl

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