The Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program began in 2007 and we have learned a lot about this species having faced many challenges over many breeding seasons that no one could have predicted. We know that we have a long road ahead of us, but we are always growing and learning. The California Condor Re-introduction and Recovery Program is a shining example that sometimes conservation programs take years and years before any tangible results are seen. The Condors were at the brink of extinction in 1982 with only 22 individuals remaining, and now the total population is up to over 400. The success of the Condor Program and the charisma of the spotted owl keeps all of us here excited for the future. The northern spotted owl is an iconic West Coast species and we all hope that it will remain (and eventually flourish) in British Columbia for many years to come.