Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Early success for RCWO

The North Carolina Sandhills population of the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker recovered five years earlier than expected, thanks to creative thinking between the U.S. Army and federal, state and private entities.

Fort Bragg [near Fayetteville] achieved its goal ahead of schedule with the help of many partners involved in the management of the RCW in the North Carolina Sandhills. Recognizing the importance of the region’s unique ecosystems to both military training and to the nation’s endangered species, the North Carolina Sandhills Conservation Partnership (NCSCP) was created to reach common conservation goals.

The NCSCP consists of federal, state and non-profit organizations including: Fort Bragg, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Army Environmental Center, The Nature Conservancy, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, the Sandhills Ecological Institute, the Sandhills Area Land Trust and several other regional stakeholders.
How many birders know that the U.S. Army Environmental Center exists?


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