Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Spotted Owl Management, Policy, and Research Collection, 1969-1993

Scope and Content Note

The Spotted Owl Management, Policy, and Research Collection consists of published and unpublished materials pertaining to the northern spotted owl controversy that were assembled by E. Charles Meslow. The materials address scientific research, policy development and litigation, media coverage of the controversy, and development of management plans.

The donor provided an item-level list of documents representing about 60% of the collection, which forms the bulk of the detailed listing below. The detailed list included subject keywords for each document, which are presented in all capitals below. The acronym STOC is used for Strix occidentalis and may refer to any of the three subspecies of spotted owl ( S. o. caurina, S.o. occidentalis, or S.o. lucida); however the bulk of the materials refer to the northern spotted owl ( Strix occidentalis caurina).


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