Mexican spotted owl  Strix occidentalis lucida
ESA status: threatened

Mexican spotted owls cropped pc David A Palmer

Since its founding WildEarth Guardians has fought U.S. Forest Service proposals to log the ancient forest habitat of the owl, at one point halting logging on 21 million acres of national forests. In 2015, Guardians had two lawsuits against the Forest Service to restrict logging and livestock grazing.

photo credit: David A. Palmer