Bruce G. Marcot is a research wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service. He completed his Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University in 1985; his dissertation focussed on the habitat relationships of birds and young-growth Douglas-fir in northwest California. He has worked on several spotted owl projects since the 1970s.
The Bruce G. Marcot Spotted Owl Collection consists of materials assembled or generated by research wildlife biologist Bruce G. Marcot pertaining to the spotted owl, management of its habitat, and its status as an endangered species. The Collection includes publications, reports, and studies created by various agencies and organizations including the U.S. Forest Service, OSU Fisheries and Wildlife Department, U.S. Department of the Interior, the Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, and the Interagency Spotted Owl Scientific Committee. The Collection also includes correspondence between Marcot and others involved in the spotted owl research and management as well as student theses. While the bulk of the collection pertains to the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, northwestern California, and British Columbia), it also includes materials pertaining to the spotted owl in the Sierra Nevada of California and the southwestern United States.
Bruce G. Marcot Spotted Owl Collection, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.