Mexican Spotted Owl Case Study

785 Words 4 Pages
Register to read the introduction… The first request for consultation, dated April14, 1993, involved 88 proposed projects (mostly timber sales) in New Mexico and Arizona. The second request, dated May 20, 1993, involved 37 projects in the same States. FS officials have determined that each of these 125 projects is unlikely to adversely affect MSOs. FWS officials must review these projects and issue a response within 10 days. If FWS concurs with the FS on a given proposal, then the project may proceed. Alternatively, FWS can issue a "conditional concurrence," which is granted if certain recommendations for change are incorporated into the proposal. The preceding options are both considered to be forms of "informal consultation;" formal consultation occurs only if the two agencies cannot agree.

(Mexican Spotted Owls: Federal Protection, CRS Report for Congress)

If the Fish and Wildlife Service does let the Forest Service go forward with the logging contract then the Mexican Spotted owl will be in danger because all they care about is money. This will eventually end up in the extinction of the Mexican Spotted Owl. The other animals
…show more content…
Public land should be just for the public. According to Dave Reisner the environmentalist say “no logging company should be able to come in and make thousands and millions of dollars off of cutting trees down, with out giving all the money back to the public.” If any logging is to be allowed in the national forest the Forest Service or some other non-profit organization should be doing the cutting. The logging companies only want the large diameter trees called old growth trees. The reason they only want these is because they get more money from the lumber industry than the pulp wood industry. Pulp wood is the

Related Documents