Video: Spotted owl habitat being logged in Spuzzum Valley

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Joe Foy drives up the Spuzzum Valley logging road, located in the Fraser Canyon near the town of Yale to track down reported logging in spotted owl habitat. He finds a clearcut logging operation in progress in a cutblock marked SP213. The logging has removed spotted owl habitat with more cutting planned.


For more information about Joe Foy's backroads trip to check out the forest habitat of Canada's last wild spotted owls go to: Last Stand Canyon.

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An adult northern spotted owl photographed outside the Spuzzum Valley. The species has been considered functionally extinct in B.C. although environmental organizations recently learned about the existence of a breeding pair in a B.C. valley currently being logged. Photo: Jared Hobbs
An adult northern spotted owl photographed outside the Spuzzum Valley. The species has been considered functionally extinct in B.C. although environmental organizations recently learned about the existence of a breeding pair in a B.C. valley currently being logged. Photo: Jared Hobbs