The Case of the Spotted Owl vs. The Logging Industry

  • Thomas L. Saaty
  • Luis G. Vargas
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 34)


In this chapter we analyze the controversy surrounding the Northern Spotted Owl. This debate has been raging in the United States for five years, particularly in the Pacific Northwest region of the country. On the surface it may appear that the problem is limited to deciding whether or not to fully protect a single species of bird, but in reality this issue has implications that extend much further.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas L. Saaty
    • 1
  • Luis G. Vargas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PittsburghUSA

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