Success Stories: Endangered Species: Spotted Owls

Renée Cormier and Dave Press

Adult Spotted Owl

Adult Spotted Owl

For over 10 years, the National Park Service, Marin Municipal Water District, and Marin County Open Space have been conducting surveys on their lands to ensure that Northern Spotted Owls are not disturbed by management activities. Their commitment to the protection of Spotted Owls has resulted in better timing of management activities (e.g., trail work) to avoid disturbance to nesting owls and increased knowledge about the status of Northern Spotted Owls in Marin County.