That’s the title of an article in The Oregonian today. “Faulty” can be debated, but so can the reporting.
“A large-scale barred owl removal program is not in place and officials said the best science shows protecting older forests is critical.”
Protecting older forests from logging? Most of the high-quality older forest is already off limits to harvesting. But what about protecting them from wildfire?
“The logging industry says the larger, non-native barred owl is a much greater threat than logging.”
Not only the “logging industry,” but the US F&WS and a range of scientists say that the barred owl and wildfire are the main threats.