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Going Outdoors While Social Distancing

Chris French, Deputy Chief of the National Forest System enjoys a solo hike in ‘America’s Backyard.’
Chris French, Deputy Chief of the National Forest System enjoys a solo hike in ‘America’s Backyard.’ Photo/Chris French The idiom ‘be careful what you wish for’ is likely coming to roost for those of us who love to show off 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands. We are learning that in a time when space is needed, you are finding solace and…
recreation, National Forest System, forestry, COVID-19, grasslands

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Populations Begin Rebound

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It isn’t often that an endangered species successfully recovers, which is why the story of the red-cockaded woodpecker is so inspiring. Once found throughout 90 million acres of longleaf pine forests in the southeast, the red-cockaded woodpecker’s population on National Forest System lands today number approximately 3,150 active clusters of typically one to five birds each. This is a 60 percent…
Apalachicola National Forest, forestry, FS, longleaf pines, National Forest System, red-cockaded woodpecker, woodpeckers
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