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2014-07-22 16:21:56

ATLANTA, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting an ongoing commitment to natural resource conservation, Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $3.38 million in grants to protect and restore the longleaf pine ecosystem, including seven projects within the Southern Company system service area. The announcement was made as part of a 5-year anniversary celebration for America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative held in Washington, D.C....

Louisiana Pine Snakes Released In Kisatchie National Forest
2012-05-08 03:30:25

On May 1, USDA Forest Service, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Memphis Zoo, and other partners released seven young Louisiana pine snakes on a restored longleaf pine stand in the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. The release is the fourth in 2 years, part of a plan to restore a very rare snake to its range in Louisiana. Last year the partners released 20 newly hatched snakes; this year´s snakes are 6 months old and about 3 feet...

2011-12-19 16:17:35

A North Carolina State University discovery of the unique chemical composition of a cockroach signal — a "Let's hook up" sex pheromone emitted by certain female wood cockroaches to entice potential mates — could have far-ranging benefits, including improved conservation of an endangered woodpecker. Dr. Coby Schal, Blanton J. Whitmire Professor of Entomology at NC State and the corresponding author of a paper describing the discovery, says that the study, published the week of...

2010-04-20 12:49:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Any Soldier who's ever been stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., is familiar with the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker. This year, the installation won the Secretary of the Army environmental award for natural resources conservation in part because of the way they protect this little bird. In January 2009, more than 3,100 acres of previously restricted land became available for maneuver training use due to the recovery, monitoring and the management...

2009-12-21 09:30:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced that six new and three continuing grants have been awarded to conservation and natural resource agencies through the Power of Flight and Longleaf Legacy partnership programs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) "Southern Company is proud of its longstanding partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the much needed...

2008-12-15 12:00:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced that four additional grants have been awarded to conservation and natural resource agencies through the Power of Flight and Longleaf Legacy partnership programs. The Power of Flight program protects birds through habitat and species restoration and environmental education. Longleaf Legacy supports restoration of longleaf pine forests, home to many endangered species...

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By Scott Harper, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 5--NORFOLK -- Norfolk Southern Corp. has given up its development rights on 12,488 acres of ecologically important forest and wilderness in South Carolina, a donation described as the largest of its kind in that state's history. The property, located about 35 miles northwest of Charleston and called Brosnan Forest, includes more than 6,000 acres of increasingly rare longleaf pine trees and is prime habitat for the red-cockaded...


Latest Red-cockaded Woodpecker Reference Libraries

Shortleaf Pine, Pinus echinata
2014-04-14 11:10:26

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is native to the southeastern United States. This tree is found in 22 states and has a range from 10 feet in elevation up to 3000 feet. The range includes southeastern New York and New Jersey west to Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, Kentucky, southwestern Illinois, and southern Missouri; south to eastern Oklahoma and eastern Texas; and east to northern Florida and northeast through the Atlantic Coast States to Delaware. This pine can grow in wetlands as well as in...

Longleaf pine, Pinus palustris
2014-02-26 09:04:44

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) is native to the coastal region from eastern Texas to southeast Virginia including northern and central Florida. This pine is also grouped into the Southern yellow pine species. Alabama has the Longleaf Pine as their state tree. Preserved stands of Longleaf Pine can be found in the Red Hills Region of Florida and Georgia. The Longleaf pine grows in well-drained sandy soil, sometimes in clay, and grows in pure stands. This tree takes a long time to mature,...

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2005-06-09 09:21:51

The Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) is a medium-sized woodpecker found mainly in forested areas with large trees across most of North America to Central America. Adults are mainly black on the upper parts and wings, with a white back, throat and belly and white spotting on the wings. There is a white bar above and below the eye. They have a black tail with white outer feathers. Adult males have a red patch on the back of the head. It is similar in appearance to the much smaller Downy...

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2005-06-02 10:47:11

The Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) is approximately 20-22 cm long, with a wingspan of about 35 cm. Its back is barred with black and white horizontal stripes. Its most distinguishing feature is a black cap and nape that encircles large white cheek patches. Rarely visible, except perhaps during the breeding season and periods of territorial defense, the male has a small red streak on each side of its black cap called a cockade, hence its name. The Red-cockaded Woodpecker feeds...

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2005-06-02 08:13:15

The southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) is one of two species of the genus Glaucomys, the only flying squirrels found in North America (the other is the somewhat larger northern flying squirrel, G. sabrinus). It is found in deciduous and mixed woods in eastern North America, from southern Ontario, southeast Quebec and Nova Scotia in Canada, to Ohio and Maine in the USA and into Mexico as well as relict populations in Central America. They have grey-brown fur on top with darker...

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