The economy in rural Northern California was crippled in the 1990s when a federal judge shut down logging in old growth forests to protect the northern spotted owl. Now, researchers worry that the underground marijuana industry that sprang up in timber country after the collapse is contributing to the owl’s ongoing demise. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The economy in rural Northern California was crippled in the 1990s when a federal judge shut down logging in old growth forests to protect the northern spotted owl. Now, researchers worry that the underground marijuana industry that sprang up in timber country after the collapse is contributing to the owl’s ongoing demise. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

California’s timber industry was sacrificed for the spotted owl. Now pot farms pose a new threat

January 11, 2018 12:31 PM