A recent Associated Press story reports that the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service may be shooting barred owls in the Oregon forests, because the larger, more aggressive birds are forcing the smaller, federally protected spotted owl out of its habitat. I spoke with Oregon State Superintendent of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife service Paul Henson about the policy. That interview is attached. Henson says his agency uses lethal force in many instances in which one species threatens another  that is protected by federal law. He says the process is reviewed by many experts and agencies, and by public comment.