Mexican Spotted Owl

Shaula Hedwall

The Museum Fire burned nearly two thousand acres north of Flagstaff last July. The area is home to a federally threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl, and the fire affected three patches of habitat set aside for them, called Protected Activity Centers. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with two wildlife biologists about how the owls are doing now, Shaula Hedwall of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Julia Camps of the Coconino National Forest.

Agencies Seek End To Forest Rulings In Arizona, New Mexico

Dec 30, 2019

Federal agencies have filed opinions for national forests in Arizona and New Mexico and have asked a judge to dismiss the court’s previous ruling on timber management activities on Mexican Spotted Owl habitat land.

Blue Spruce Begins Journey To U.S. Capitol For Holiday Celebrations

Nov 8, 2019
(Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

A 60-foot blue spruce tree is on its way to the U.S. Capitol in Washington. It was cut down Wednesday during a ceremony in a forested canyon in northern New Mexico, starting a 2½-week journey that will take it to the Capitol to be this year’s Christmas tree.

New Mexico Prepares To Harvest U.S. Capitol Holiday Tree

Nov 1, 2019
U.S. Capitol Christmas tree/

Forest officials in New Mexico are ready to harvest a towering blue spruce that will serve as this year’s Christmas tree in front of the U.S. Capitol.

Proposal In Owl Case May Allow For Cutting Of U.S. Capitol Holiday Tree

Oct 22, 2019

The fate of the official Christmas tree to be displayed outside the U.S. Capitol building over the holidays is now in the hands of a federal judge.