On Thanksgiving Eve Obama Administration Blocks Off 9.6 Million Acres for Spotted Owl

If Barack Obama is not killing off good American jobs – he’s sleeping.
And even when he’s asleep his policies are pushing more Americans into poverty.

On Thanksgiving Eve, the Obama Administration blocked off another 9.6 million acres in California, Oregon and Washington for the Spotted Owl. The move will cost the logging industry in this region billions of dollars.
Oregon Live reported:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated 9.6 million acres of critical habitat for the northern spotted owl this morning, nearly double the last designation in 2008.

The acreage in Oregon, Washington and California won’t be off limits to logging. But the service’s decision requires heightened federal review of logging projects on lands owned by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, the bulk of the designated land.

The northern spotted owl has been at the center of the Northwest’s timber wars since it was listed as threatened in 1990 under the Endangered Species Act.

The listing better protected old-growth stands — the owl’s favored habitat — but drove down logging on federal lands. Harvests in Oregon’s federal forests totaled a half-billion board feet last year, down from 2.5 billion to 5 billion board feet in the 1980s.

Timber industry groups warned the expanded critical habitat could dampen efforts to increase logging on BLM lands in southwest Oregon, where rural counties are banking on revenues from increased timber sales.

The expanded area is also likely to increase lawsuits from environmental groups on individual timber sales across the spotted owl’s range, said Jim Geisinger, executive vice president of Associated Oregon Loggers.

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  • katy

    All part of the UN’s Agenda 21 sustainable development plan. Soon we will not be able to access the land and it will be turned over to the UN.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone ;(

  • SeniorD

    Hey, those owls need protection!

    Now if the Regime would only provide such protection to the unborn.

  • Patty

    #2 November 22, 2012 at 11:23 am
    SeniorD commented:

    Great comment. And for those who were killed in Benghazi. And our troops who are working with outdated equipment.

  • Mitch Rapp

    Another great way to increase food stamp usage! Obama “the Unemployment President” and it is all done by decree. Who needs a worthless Congress – We have Czar’s, Czarinas and Czarette’s.

    Greece – Move over!

  • Patty

    BTW, this is a battle that has been waged for years now.

    I have noticed and on another topic, that land and forest are being mowed down so fast that now deer and rabbits and other wild animals are knocking at doors for food.

    Homes are popping up everywhere and if PETA is so inclined they should start building homes for these creatures to live. IT SEEMS DARE IF YOU DO, DARN IF YOU DON’T. We all need a place to live, so it is us vs. them. Catch 22 or just taking things too far. Jobs or the Owls who decides, government.

  • Anthony Durnsford

    Do these job-strangling orders register with those miserable, deluded Truman Democrats who still indignantly crow that their party represents the working man?

  • Mary P.


    Why not do more of the same thing that didn’t work the first time? Great idea!

  • mpleemom

    The Oregon timber industry should be added to the Endangered Species Act!!! The tree-hugging, granola crunching yahoos have nearly destroyed the economy in the Once Great State of Oregon!!!

  • Whiskeytangofoxtrot

    Good! When their population gets high enough, we get to eat! It’s a lot better than turkey I hear.

    Happy Thanksgiving in spite of the Big B.O. hovering over our country! The winds of change will take it away one day…

  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    Eventually, all property will belong to the government and we won’t be able to access any of our own resources.

  • Redwine

    Agenda 21. Period.
    It’s not a conspiracy theory. It’s a real UN policy to enslave white, Western populations, especially in America, kill off rural and suburban life, and push the people into urban ghettos .

  • Robodog7

    The number of spotted owls has decreased by half since thet were first put on the endangerd species list. Turns out that the larger & more aggressive Barred Owl is bumping off the spotted owls. Must be racism.


  • man_in_tx

    Whether or not he is doing it intentionally, he is wreaking devastation on our country. May God defend us and preserver us from this oppression.

  • http://israelsurvivalupdates.com Kenny Solomon

    Along with spotted owl madness, there was another shoe dropped by the #HeilObama administration yesterday.

    But this one depends on your definition of who and what is “a threat to national security”.

    Nada ver aqui.

  • gastorgrab

    How do you cook a spotted owl anyway?

    Are they tasty?

  • Bob

    Spotted Owl for Thanksgiving dinner! Screw Obama, and his corrupt regime.

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  • http://www.politico.com Jimmy

    Such ignorant fools. We need to protect our forests. Can’t you see that?

  • Lemonaide

    No, Jimmy. We need to protect our PEOPLE

  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    Jimmy, we used to burn trees before the advent of coal. Quit calling others ignorant fools when you are the one who is ignorant. Responsible logging is actually a necessary part of forest management. Some of the biggest forest fires in our country could have been prevented if we’d allowed responsible logging rather than banning it. Geesh!