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** FILE ** A northern spotted owl sits on a tree in the Deschutes National Forest in Oregon in this 2003 photo. The Obama administration is withdrawing the Bush administration's last attempt at increasing logging in Northwest forests occupied by northern spotted owls and salmon. Assistant Interior Secretary Ned Farquhar told a conference call of attorneys on Thursday, July 16, 2009, that they had determined the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's decision not to consult federal biologists over the logging's effects on spotted owls and salmon violated the Endangered Species Act. (AP Photo/File)

** FILE ** A northern spotted owl sits on a tree in the Deschutes National Forest in Oregon in this 2003 photo. The Obama administration is withdrawing the Bush administration's last attempt at increasing logging in Northwest forests occupied by northern spotted owls and salmon. Assistant Interior Secretary Ned Farquhar told a conference call of attorneys on Thursday, July 16, 2009, that they had determined the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's decision not to consult federal biologists over the logging's effects on spotted owls and salmon violated the Endangered Species Act. (AP Photo/File)

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