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Forest guidelines for goshawks may not help

Surprising study of rare raptor raises questions about forest thinning

No doubt about it: The federal government wants the Northern Goshawk to survive. So every national forest in the West wrote into its forest plan detailed rules to protect critical habitat the bird- and rodent-hunting raptors need to survive.

Unintended consequences

We’re drawn to playing God. We like the way it looks on us. We love that little rush of omnipotence. Alas. In truth, we’re not qualified for the job.


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