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Originally published Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:01 AM

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New plan coming to save spotted owls

More than 20 years of logging cutbacks on national forests across the Northwest have yet to show much benefit for the northern spotted owl.

AP Environmental Writer

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —

More than 20 years of logging cutbacks on national forests across the Northwest have yet to show much benefit for the northern spotted owl.

The threatened bird's numbers continue to decline in Washington, Oregon and Northern California.

After two decades of intense legal and political battles, the Obama administration is due this month to offer its last-ditch plan to save the spotted owl from extinction.

All indications are that it will propose shot-gunning hundreds if not thousands of barred owls, an East Coast cousin that has invaded spotted owl territory and is pushing the meeker bird out of the best habitat.

Scientists say a turnaround for the spotted owl is still decades away as national forests mature into better habitat.

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