Forty Years of Spotted Owls? A Longitudinal Analysis of Logging Industry Job Losses

  title={Forty Years of Spotted Owls? A Longitudinal Analysis of Logging Industry Job Losses},
  author={William R. Freudenburg and Lisa J. Wilson and Daniel J O'Leary},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  pages={1 - 26}
The protection of habitat for an officially designated “threatened” species, the Northern Spotted Owl, is widely seen as having endangered the survival of a very different “species,” namely the rural American logger. In spite of the widespread agreement on this point, however, it is not clear just how many jobs have been endangered, over just how long a period, due to the protection of spotted-owl habitat and of the environment more broadly. In the present paper, we analyze longer term… 

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