Tag: Great Grey Owl

Conservation Assessment for Great Grey Owl

Great Grey OwlThe goal of this Conservation Assessment is to summarize existing information regarding the biology and ecology of the Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa), threats to the species, and management considerations, and to provide information to land managers to assist in the formulation of options for management activities. The species is of concern in Washington due to the low number of observations and limited information on breeding pairs. Source habitat for this species appears to have undergone significant losses in quality/function in large areas of Washington state.

The Conservation Assessment document can be searched for and found on the Interagency Species Status/Sensitive Species Program.

Interagency Special Status Sensitive Species Program

The Interagency Special Status / Sensitive Species Program (ISSSSP) is an interagency program between the Pacific Northwest Regional Office of the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon/Washington State Office of the Bureau of Land Management for the conservation and management of rare species (those that meet agency criteria for inclusion on sensitive and special status lists, whether or not they are federally listed as Threatened or Endangered). Conservation Assessments for ISSSSP species have been created through collaborations of many partners, including Klamath Bird Observatory. KBO has taken the lead in writing Conservation Assessments for the Great Gray Owl, Harlequin Duck, and Purple Martin (western subspecies).

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