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 And our troops who are working with outdated equipment.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.

    http://www.volokh.com/2011/07/29/failing-to-save-the-spotted-owl/

    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.

    http://birds.audubon.org/species/spoowl

  • 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!

  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    Correction: Some of the biggest forest fires in our country could have been less severe, and contained easier had we allowed responsible logging. (not prevented)

  • Daniel Marsiglia

    Yes Jimmy and other tree hugging liberals bird lovers, people really do matter and really do come first. Protecting the forests from toxic shock syndrom is very important, but if we have no tax money from people with jobs to pay taxes, well, then we have no money to buy up land to take jobs away from people, now do we? It’s really as simple as that. That is the same with people receiving welfare, food stamps, yadda, yadda, yadda. No people working= no tax money=no handouts. I hope that the people who hold the purse strings figure this out before the golden goose dies…

  • Sparky

    Obama, the Democrats, the UN and all other Progressives are anti-human.

    They would rather save a forest of dead trees than a human life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jibreelx seattle snow

    why do you care, you people love concrete anyway

  • P. Aaron

    So much for those ‘housing starts’.

  • jeff

    the obvious reason this is anything but to protect the owl, is the last time they did this, it ended up protecting the spotted owl’s predator more, and the population dropped. Not to mention there is owls nesting in downtown Portland

  • cupcake

    What the feds don’t seem to realize is that the spotted owl needed clear cuts to survive—-that happens to be where they catch their food.

    And as for the amount of forested land, there is more today than there ever has been because of reforestation. Trees are a crop and should be treated as such…forest fires would not be so bad if the forests were managed better and dead wood was cleared out.

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  • TWS

    The spotted owl is endangered because it is being replaced and hybridized by a related species. Nothing will stop that. This is purely to lock up the land and punish the people who live and work in the area.

  • http://! l.barney

    Thank you O voters-just think, we have another FOUR more years of this job killing nonsense- Thank you O so much-dumbos!

  • El Gato Gordo

    “9.6 million acres”

    That’s 14,995 square miles or square 122 miles on a side. A good chunk of land. For comparison, the size of some states in square miles.

    42 Maryland 10,455
    43 Vermont 9,615
    44 New Hampshire 9,283
    45 Massachusetts 8,262
    46 New Jersey 7,790
    47 Hawaii 6,459
    48 Connecticut 5,006
    49 Delaware 2,026
    50 Rhode Island 1,213

  • AmericanRight

    Robodog76 had it right. It’s not logging that’s killing the stupid owl, it’s ANOTHER OWL!
    The barred owl. So how should the obomination administration deal with that? By killing
    the barred owl.

    http://news.discovery.com/earth/battle-barred-owls-to-save-the-spotted-owl-120302.html

    So with that reasoning it is official, we now live in the Twilight Zone.

  • janice

    Didn’t the first chunk of land run along the Canada – US borders preventing them from being controlled on our side in large stretches? El Gato Gordo~~ go comparison to the states. I didn’t realize how big the area was myself. This is just more Obamanomics of job killing & gov control.

  • theBuckWheat

    It is only a matter of time before this habitat will be “Yellowstoned”, that is when such little timber is harvested that when the increasing amount of deadwood catches fire (which is always will), it cannot be put out until vast areas are destroyed.

  • Jim

    / Saw this on the net. It supports your viewpoint. /

    THE REAL CREATORS OF THE SUBURBS

    ( I experienced all this while trapped in a large American city.)

    The suburbs are booming, but not fast enough. Yessir, you ghetto folks
    in inner cities have started a good thing, but there are still lots of acres
    outside the cities without any houses on them. So you’ve gotta move into
    “untouched” city blocks and do the following:
    Throw trash everywhere. You’ll insure that your friends who pick up trash
    and distribute free rat poison packets will keep their jobs. And folks can
    predict the weather by the direction the trash is blowing!
    Walk down the street. Better yet, rhythm down it. And when I say street
    I don’t mean sidewalk. Save sidewalks for your friends on cycles. Besides,
    it’s hard to fit many cursing, screaming, drinking, pot-smoking kids on a
    sidewalk, and it’s also hard to spot keys and other things left in cars when
    you’re walking on a sidewalk!
    When walking down a street, turn your head when you hear a car coming
    and stare at the driver. For all you know, it might be one of your enemies
    out to get you. On the other hand, it might be only your neighbor and all
    that hateful staring might make him want to move out.
    Be sure to beget lots of unloved, unsupervised, unwashed two-legged
    “Obama welfare meal tickets” – either through wedlock or (preferably) out of
    wedlock. And let them often ring doorbells, begging for money.
    Turn quiet streets into noisy jungles. Have a blast – a
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    you see the police coming (2) you want to buy some dope (3) you want to sell
    some dope (4) for any other reason. Play your stereo so loudly that folks can’t
    hear sirens going to the latest holdup or arson. Be noisy, man, noisy!
    Be cruel to animals, especially “man’s best friend.” Tie your dog on a
    short chain under a blazing sun with no water or food or love or license or
    dog shots. Make him as mean as you are. Better yet, let your dog run loose.
    Neighbors love to find freshly killed cats (after hearing their screams) and
    other goodies on their lawns. Pit one dog against another in bloody “canine
    cockfights” while friends lounge on car hoods and cheer and make bets! And
    what madness is it where folks move out and abandon pets in the house,
    leaving them nothing to eat but their own droppings? This happens often in the
    ghetto, and almost no one will help the animals.
    Keep a good supply of Saturday Night Specials – also Sunday, Monday,
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Night Specials. Your criminal
    presence will improve your neighbor’s light bill; when he isn’t watching you
    at night (with his lights off), he will be able to read books at night by
    the light of the police helicopter searchlights!
    Here’s more insanity: Uncle Sam spends millions of our tax money to
    move you into our neighborhoods where we lose much when we sell our homes.
    So you have your nerve when you glare and swear at us when we don’t move
    out quickly; but you’re the reason we can’t find good buyers! I really wonder
    what you and Uncle Sam will do when lots of folks move to the wilderness and
    live off the land and consequently don’t have to pay taxes to support such
    sickness!
    Finally, spread the rumor that all of your troubles are associated with
    skin, even though you and I know that your problem isn’t skin. It’s sin!!!
    What makes a ghetto? It’s not the paint on a house (or lack of it) but all
    of you two-legged pains in the neck!

    (anyone is free to copy and air this paper)

    Use

  • Flt-Engineer

    The man has gone totally insane.

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