Janice Reid has studied spotted owls since 1983. She has extensive knowledge of both the owls' biology and natural history and the state and federal regulations that impact them. With a Bachelor's degree from University of California, Berkeley, she was hired by the U.S. Forest Service as a wildlife biologist in 1986 to study radio-telemetry and population demography on the northern spotted owl in the Oregon Coast Range. As the project leader of the Tyee Study Area, one of eight federally funded spotted owl demography areas, she was involved in data analysis and modeling and published the results of her research throughout her career. She retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 2019, after over thirty-three years of service.
Northern Spotted Owl
Natural History The northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina), one of three subspecies of the spotted owl in North America, is a midsized bird, weighing 600 to 800 grams (about 1¼ to 1¾ pounds), that lives primarily in the dense, older forests of western Oregon, where trees are …