On 10-10-01, the California Board of Forestry rejected a petition by a logger to remove the northern goshawk from the state “sensitive” species list. De-listing would have opened more of the goshawk’s mature forest habitat to logging. During a board hearing, the Center for Biological Diversity presented evidence that the goshawk is vulnerable to logging impacts and needs stronger, not weaker conservation measures.

The goshawk is not entirely safe, however. The existing state conservation guidelines allow too much logging and the Board of Forestry plans to review its entire sensitive species program from a decidedly timber production  perspective.

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