Old-growth Trees and Goshawks Threatened Near Grand Canyon

Take action to stop logging on the world-renowned Kaibab National Forest.
Northern goshawk
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Northern Arizona's Kaibab Plateau rises above the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, a vast forested expanse up to 9,000 feet above sea level. It's here that North America's highest density of northern goshawks occurs. That's because the plateau is home to most of the old-growth ponderosa pines left in the Southwest.

But now the U.S. Forest Service wants to cut down those trees to turn a profit.

Tell the Forest Service to follow the best science and maintain the Kaibab's uniquely dense forests so these incredible birds can continue to survive.

As part of the "Burnt Corral" project, the Kaibab National Forest is proposing commercial logging across more than 17,000 acres, including areas of old-growth trees and almost 100 goshawk nest sites. The northern goshawk is a canopy-dependent species, and its existence is inseparable from this kind of forest.

Act now to protect these rare raptors and the magnificent trees they need to survive. Urge the Forest Service to use hand thinning of small-diameter trees and prescribed burns, if it absolutely must intervene to restore certain areas.

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Photo of northern goshawk in nest courtesy Kaibab National Forest.

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