The NSOBP is founded after an independent team of scientists determines the northern spotted owl would become extinct in Canada without intervention. Six wild owls are brought to Mountain View Conservation Centre, the original home of the NSOBP.
First chick of the NSOBP hatches.
The NSOBP begins artificially incubating eggs, double clutching females, and hand-raising chicks to increase production and closely monitor development. The team used existing scientific data for similar species, finding that spotted owls have very specific needs for ideal development.
The first artificially incubated spotted owl in the world hatches at the NSOBP.
Third-generation chick hatches.
Five chicks successfully hatch, shattering the previous average of one chick per year.
First double clutch chicks hatch.
Small Eyes is glove-trained.
Ten chicks hatch.