A Safe Harbor for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker
By: Lori Duncan, Lee Andrews, Ralph Costa, and Steve Lohr
The Safe Harbor program has many benefits to private landowners, but the primary incentive is the certainty they gain regarding future land use on their property. They may conduct RCWcompatible management actions on their lands without the fear that additional birds will result in land use restrictions. This paper highlights the benefits of working with the Fish and Wildlife Servide and the SCDNR to manage woodpecker habitat.
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