Mexican spotted owls

Live in the Southwest and rely on a wood-burning stove? Tree-cutting ban over threatened owl could mean trouble

First listed as threatened in 1993, the owl is found in parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, west Texas and Mexico. (National Park Service)People who rely on wood stoves to heat their homes in the winter are scrambling to find other options after a U.S. district court halted tree cutting on large swaths of national forests in the Southwest…

Mexican spotted owl population holding steady on Los Alamos lab property

(National Park Service)LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — A recent survey of endangered species that live within the borders of Los Alamos National Laboratory shows the population of Mexican spotted owls appears to be holding steady. The northern New Mexico lab, which covers about 38 square miles, recently released the findings. The survey covers the owl, the Jemez Mountains salamander and the…