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WASHINGTON COMMERCIAL FOREST ACTION COMMITTEE TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ON NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL DRAFT RECOVERY PLAN

WASHINGTON COMMERCIAL FOREST ACTION COMMITTEE TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS
 ON NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL DRAFT RECOVERY PLAN
 FORKS, Wash., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Washington Commercial Forest Action Committee (WCFAC):
 The Department of the Interior's draft recovery plan for the northern spotted owl, which proposes a scientifically based framework for the recovery of this federally listed threatened species, will be the focus of public meetings in the Pacific Northwest in June.
 Public meetings to present the plan, which was released in May, will be held in Seattle at:
 University of Washington
 Kane Hall, Room 130
 June 26
 Afternoon: 3 to 6 p.m.
 Evening: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
 At the sessions, members of the northern spotted owl recovery team, a group of federal, state and academic representatives convened by Secretary of the Interior Manuel Lujan in 1991 to develop a recovery plan for the species, will present highlights of the draft plan and answer questions.
 The following are comments from the Washington Commercial Forest Action Committee:
 The draft recovery plan for the northern spotted owl fails to recognize that spotted owls live and breed in second-growth timber.
 The draft recovery plan ignores the fact that known populations of spotted owls have increased way beyond original scientific estimates.
 The draft recovery plan does not mention the potential for "New Forestry" practices to create and maintain Old-Growth habitat structure.
 The draft recovery plan allows little opportunity for research projects within dedicated conservation areas to develop balanced programs that extract commodities while maintaining habitat quality.
 The draft recovery plan would devastate many rural timber communities in the Pacific Northwest.
 The draft recovery plan would cause severe economic distress to the states and counties of the Pacific Northwest.
 The secretary of the interior, Lujan, has offered an alternative recovery plan.
 This plan will balance the needs of people and communities with the need to ensure viability of the spotted owl.
 Sen. Slade Gorton has endorsed the secretary's alternative plan by introducing into the U.S. Senate the Northern Spotted Owl Preservation and Northwest Economic Stabilization Act (S. 2762).
 It is very important that people throughout the Pacific Northwest attend these public meetings on the draft recovery plan for the spotted owl.
 The message should be clear that if plans to maintain species viability are based in human destruction they are self defeating.
 The maintenance of quality environment must be balanced with the need for vital economy.
 -0- 6/15/92
 /CONTACT: Larry Mason of the Washington Commercial Forest Action Committee, 206-374-6699/ CO: Washington Commercial Forest Action Committee ST: Washington IN: PAP SU: LEG


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