Forest Service Key to Sustaining Woodpecker Population in Southeast

The National Forests in Florida play a critical role in recovering the red-cockaded woodpecker, a federally endangered species.

Over the past 20 years, more than 530 red-cockaded woodpeckers have been moved from the Apalachicola National Forest — and more recently the Osceola National Forest — under the National Forests in Florida translocation program. The woodpecker populations on the two Florida forests are healthy enough to offer birds to less stable populations in order to boost its numbers across the southeastern United States.

Learn more about red-cockaded woodpecker recovery efforts at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/florida/documents/news/rcw.php.

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