“Endangered Species Victories -spotted owl, bull trout and marbled Murrelet”

The Obama Administration is protecting the endangered spotted owl , the Marbled Murrelet and bull trout by overturning several Bush Administration rulings. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the agency will overturn the Bush Administration’s flawed critical habitat and recovery plan for the Northern Spotted Owl.

Endangered Northern Spotted owl

Endangered Northern Spotted owl

The Secretary also announced that The Bureau of Land Management

The other step forward for endangered species

earlier this week when U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it would revisit critical habitat protections put in place for Bull trout by the Bush administration. This decision was in response to a lawsuit by environmental groups asserting the Bush Administration had illegally made cuts in the amount of Bull trout habitat protected under the designation.

Endangered Marbled MurreletThe Bush administration had reduced by 80 percent the amount of critical habitat proposed for protection by agency scientists.

Endangered Marbled Murrelet

Endangered Marbled Murrelet

This is a great first step to restoring protections for the Spotted Owl, Marbled Murrelet and other threatened species in the Pacific Northwest.

The Spotted Owl, Marbled Murrelet and Bull Trout. The ESC and our partners have also helped to rest

Endangered bull trout of the Pacific Northwest

Endangered bull trout of the Pacific Northwest


courtesy of

Image 1.
courtesy of http://journalwatch.conservationmagazine.org/wp-content/400px-northern_spotted_owl-300×243.jpg

Image 2.
courtesy of http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/WO_2087_Marbled_Murrelet.jpg

Image 3. courtesy of http://www.nrmsc.usgs.gov/files/images/spawning_bull_trout.jpg


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