Northern Spotted Owl
We are working to restore the northern spotted owl throughout its historic range. We support science-based forest restoration, work with federal land managers, and oppose ancient forest and post-fire timber sales that destroy this owl’s habitat.
The northern spotted owl lives exclusively in old growth forests in western Washington, Oregon, and northern California. The number of northern spotted owls found in the wild is declining due to the constant loss of forest habitat. As an indicator species, scientists study the spotted owl to learn about the overall health of old growth forests. Hear the spotted owl's distinctive call.
The northern spotted owl was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1990, and its critical habitat is protected on federal lands in Oregon, Washington, and California. However, it is still getting harmed and we’re working steadfast so this owl has a true chance of recovery.