Interagency Clearinghouse of Ecological Information

2014 Critical Habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl

Managing PNW Landscapes for a Threatened Species

May 8, 2014

How do we do that?

This workshop will explore that question. It will provide you with background on the northern spotted owl, shed light on the purposes of recovery plans and critical habitat as expressed in the Endangered Species Act, describe the modelling exercise that determined the current spotted owl critical habitat, discuss integrating recovery with the NWFP, and provide several examples of landscape-level planning efforts in CHU’s that have occurred or are underway in the range of the northern

Sponsors: USFWS, the Central Cascades Adaptive Management Partnership (Willamette National Forest, H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Eugene BLM, PNW Research Station, and Oregon State University, USGS, UofO); and the NW Oregon Ecology Group (Eugene and Salem BLM, Mt. Hood, Siuslaw, and Willamette National Forests, and Columbia River Gorge National Recreation Area).

Agenda


Welcome


Panel


Population Dynamics of the Northern Spotted Owl


Reconciling Northern Spotted Owl


Integrating Species Distributional, Conservation planning, and Population models


Provisions of the Spotted Owl CHU Rule


The Umpqua National Forest's Process for Planning Landscape Scale Projects in Critical Habitat


Restoration on the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest


Managing in Critical Habitat


Panel