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Training Mexican Spotted Owl Surveyors
Southwest Region, April 6, 2005
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On April 6 and 7, 2005, staff from the New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office and the Lincoln National Forest taught 2-day workshop on survey techniques for the threatened Mexican spotted owl (owl). The workshop was held in Cloudcroft, New Mexico and was comprised of classroom and field exercises. Students were taught to hoot and identify seven species of owls. Instructors also discussed information needs and procedures related to section 7 consultations under the Endangered Species Act and the National Forest Management Act, and presented examples of forest thinning and fuels management projects that affect the owl. Participants included biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, National Park Service, Army Corps of Engineers, private consultants, and an electric company.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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