Safe Harbor for the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker: Private Forest Landowners Share Their Views

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Abstract:

We surveyed North Carolina and South Carolina private forest landowners to learn their attitudes about the Safe Harbor Program initiated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Defense Fund. Landowners who own large amounts of forestland near active clusters of red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis), whose forests have a high proportion of mature pine, and who practice prescribed burning or chemical or mechanical methods to control understory hardwoods are most likely to sign an agreement to participate. We found that the views of program participants and nonparticipants were similar concerning the Endangered Species Act and the alternatives to the Safe Harbor Program.

Keywords: endangered species; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; nonindustrial private forestland; policy; wildlife

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, AL, 36849, zhangd1@auburn.edu 2: Associate Professor School of Forest Resources, University of Arkansas, Monticello,

Publication date: July 1, 2002

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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