Return 3.4 million acres of protected habitat to spotted owls

Environment America delivered public comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on behalf of more than 6,800 supporters.

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Ellen Montgomery
Director, Public Lands Campaign

Author: Ellen Montgomery

Director, Public Lands Campaign

Started on staff: 2001
B.A., Oberlin College

Ellen runs campaigns to protect America's beautiful places, from local beachfronts to remote mountain peaks. Prior to her current role, Ellen worked as the organizing director for Environment America’s Climate Defenders campaign. Ellen lives in Denver, where she likes to hike in Colorado's mountains.

Environment America delivered public comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on behalf of more than 6,800 supporters,  

Return 3.4 million acres of protected habitat to spotted owls

Docket ID: FWS-R1-ES-2020-0050

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that spotted owls could lose much of their unprotected habitat by as early as 2030. As habitat loss drives their population down -- dropping by as much as 77 percent in Washington state -- their protected habitat could soon be the final lifeline for spotted owls.

I urge you to move forward with your proposal to restore 3.4 million acres of protected habitat that was stripped away from spotted owls. Let's give these owls all the protections they need to survive.

Ellen Montgomery
Director, Public Lands Campaign

Author: Ellen Montgomery

Director, Public Lands Campaign

Started on staff: 2001
B.A., Oberlin College

Ellen runs campaigns to protect America's beautiful places, from local beachfronts to remote mountain peaks. Prior to her current role, Ellen worked as the organizing director for Environment America’s Climate Defenders campaign. Ellen lives in Denver, where she likes to hike in Colorado's mountains.