Research on endangered woodpeckers by Dr. Ferguson featured by

Dr. Paige Ferguson and her co-authors of a study published recently in the Journal for Nature Conservation wanted to see what management methods worked best to increase the abundance of the endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers in a section of the forest and how they could do it while improving forest health, recreation opportunities and other stakeholder goals. Prescribed burns, they found, are the answer. Read more about their findings at