Northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) recovery strategy: chapter 2

Range Jurisdictions

Government of British Columbia

Ministry of Environment

Wildlife Act

Government of Canada

Canadian Wildlife Service

Species At Risk Act


This recovery strategy has been prepared by the Canadian Spotted Owl Recovery Team (SORT) to identify reasonable actions required to protect and recover the Northern Spotted Owl in Canada. It does not necessarily represent the views of the individuals involved in the recovery strategy’s formulation or the official positions of the organizations with which the individual SORT members are associated. The goals, objectives, and strategies identified in the recovery strategy are based on the best existing knowledge and subject to modifications resulting from changed objectives and new findings. This report considered and drew from relevant all published and unpublished materials listed in the Literature Cited section.We recognize that implementation of the recovery strategy will be subject to appropriations, priorities, and budgetary constraints imposed by participating jurisdictions and organizations.



Initial drafts of this recovery strategy were prepared on behalf of the SORT by John M. Cooper, William (Bill) L. Harper, and Stephen Godwin of Manning, Cooper and Associates. Subsequent revisions of this document involved collaboration of all members of the SORT. Andy Miller was a member of the SORT representing the environmental community in our discussions from January 2003 until January 2004. We appreciate his contributions to the team's deliberations. Additional reviewers include Dave Fraser, Jared Hobbs, and Kari Nelson.  English and format editing was done by Fran Aitkens.

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