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Pacific Northwest Forest Public Policy
This paper discusses a case study about the policy development and implementation in an effort to resolve to the battle between the supports of the Pacific Northwest old-growth forests, the spotted owl and the timber and paper industries.
# 29118 | 1,615 words | 4 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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This paper explains that while the 1994 President's Northwest Forest Plan remained controversial, a number of benefits have emerged from the ongoing efforts associated with the old-growth and spotted owl controversy. The paper points out that the spotted owl was most definitely protected and workers were retrained with aid from the government, which was a part of the 1994 bill. The author relates that new methods have been acquired in forest management; there has been an increased recognition that public lands represent something more than just producers of commodities.

Table of Contents
Overview of the Problem
Key Stakeholders
Policy Initiatives

From the Paper:

"In spite of this victory for the environmentalists, the battle over the Northwest old-growth forest continued to rage between the two groups. While the northern spotted owl became a symbol for the ongoing struggles between the two groups and what became known later as the "owl-recovery-plan", it failed to end the problems at the center of the debate. As one Oregon state official is said to have remarked in relation to the spotted owl: "People have loaded so much baggage on the shoulders of this 15-inch bird". This baggage represented the ongoing need for further efforts to develop and implement public policy aimed at resolving the problem."

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Pacific Northwest Forest Public Policy (2003, July 15) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from

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"Pacific Northwest Forest Public Policy" 15 July 2003. Web. 18 April. 2021. <>