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Controlled Burning and Red Cockaded Woodpecker

Posted May 2, 2017

Photo 1: The Orton Foundation is committed to longleaf pine restoration in North Carolina by supporting best practices in forest health management, such as the application of prescribed burning. | Credit: Angie Carl, The Nature Conservancy North Carolina Photo 2: The Red-cockaded Woodpecker’s habitat –longleaf pines in the Southeast—was once shaped by the region’s frequent lightning fires. The species was listed as Endangered in 1970 after drastic decline of original habitat. | Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Photo 1: The Orton Foundation is committed to longleaf pine restoration in North Carolina by supporting best practices in forest health management, such as the application of prescribed burning. | Credit: Angie Carl, The Nature Conservancy North Carolina
Photo 2: The Red-cockaded Woodpecker’s habitat –longleaf pines in the Southeast—was once shaped by the region’s frequent lightning fires. The species was listed as Endangered in 1970 after drastic decline of original habitat. | Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service