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February 18, 2013
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Letter: How can a nearly extinct bird be everywhere in the woods?

Nearly extinct bird is rampant

I find it absolutely amazing that the spotted owl is becoming extinct, yet when anyone wants to work in the woods, North, South, East or West, the conservationists say you can’t work there because you will disturb the spotted owl; they seem to be everywhere. Everything has it’s time and after more than 20 years of trying to save the owl, which has done nothing for humanity except put families out of work and out of their homes, I think it’s time to say, “Bye Bye, Birdie.” The same goes for the marbled murrelet; either evolve or become extinct.

The Forest Service wants to log the pine beetle infested trees to reduce the danger of forest fires, but the conservationists say, “No.” They would rather have another forest fire take the trees and all the wildlife living there. Does this make sense or is it just busy work for the conservationists? When does caring for people come into their pictures? I could go on about the grey wolves, the fairy shrimp, the kangaroo rat and many more, but we’ll save that for another day.

Gloria Cotter

Myrtle Creek

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