Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (172 KB)

Title: The conservation crisis: the Red-cockaded Woodpecker: on the road to oblivion?

Author: Ligon, J. David; Baker, Wilson W.; Conner, Richard N.; Jackson, Jerome A.; James, Frances C.; Rudolph, D. Craig; Stacey, Peter B.; Walters, Jeffrey R.;

Date: 1991

Source: Auk 108(1): 200-201

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Our purpose is to consider the case of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis), another continental species that appears to be on a trajectory toward extinction. Although this species has been on the endangered species list and thus legally protected by the Endangered Species Act since 1973, its situation has steadily worsened. The Red-cockaded Woodpecker is the bio-political counterpart in the southeastern United States of the now famous Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) of the Pacific Northwest. Although the Spotted Owl has received considerable attention from conservationists, the species as a whole is currently in far less danger of extinction than is the Red-cockaded Woodpecker. For somewhat different historical reasons, both the owl and the woodpecker occur primarily on public lands and, in particular, U.S. Forest Service (USFS) lands. The fate of these species depends on how we as a society manage our public lands (Ligon et al. 1986).

Keywords: red-cockaded woodpecker, conservation, extinction

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Ligon, J. David; Baker, Wilson W.; Conner, Richard N.; Jackson, Jerome A.; James, Frances C.; Rudolph, D. Craig; Stacey, Peter B.; Walters, Jeffrey R. 1991. The conservation crisis: the Red-cockaded Woodpecker: on the road to oblivion? Auk 108(1): 200-201.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.