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Northwest Forest Plan Update: Final Science Synthesis Report Published

Marbled Murrelet, Northern Spotted Owl, Climate Change and Federal Forests

The U.S. Forest Service published their final science synthesis report for the update of the Northwest Forest Plan,

The report includes chapters on the Marbled Murrelet, Northern Spotted Owl, climate change (Vol. 1), other species and aquatic lands (Vol. 2), and tribes, cultural values and environmental justice (Vol. 3). In three volumes, the survey covers science by the Forest Service, federal agencies, tribes and universities since 1994 when the Northwest Forest Plan was enacted. The science will help lay the foundation for federal forests on the Olympic Peninsula and the 16 other forests in Western Washington, Oregon and Northern California. The area covers 24 million acres of public lands.

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