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NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL (Strix occidentalis caurina)

Appendix 6

Acronyms Used in Spotted Owl Recovery Strategy

BDOW            Barred Owl

COSEWIC      Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

CWMA           Critical Wildlife Management Area

dbh                  Diameter at breast height

ESSF               Engelmann Spruce-Subalpine Fir (biogeoclimatic zone)

Fd                    Douglas-fir (tree species)

GHOW            Great Horned Owl

GIS                  Geographic Information System

GVRD             Greater Vancouver Regional District

Hw                   Western hemlock (tree species)

IWMS             Identified Wildlife Management Strategy

IUCN              World Conservation Union

LRMP              Land and Resource Management Plan

LTAC              Long-term Activity Centre

MAC               Matrix Activity Centre

MELP              Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks

MH                  Mountain Hemlock (biogeoclimatic zone)

MoE                Ministry of Environment

MoF                Ministry of Forests

MSRM            Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management

MWLAP          Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection

RENEW          Recovery of National Endangered Wildlife

RIG                  Recovery Implementation Group

ROMAN         RENEW Operations Manual (April 30, 2003)

SOMIT            Spotted Owl Management Inter-Agency Team

SOMP             Spotted Owl Management Plan

SORT              Spotted Owl Recovery Team

SPOW             Spotted Owl

SRMZ              Special Resource Management zones

TSA                 Timber Supply Area

WHA               Wildlife Habitat Area

WNV               West Nile Virus