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Major Conservation Initiative to Benefit Endangered
Red-cockaded Woodpecker and Private Landowners

 


MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 20, 2005

Contacts:
Jim Rothschild,
404/679-7291, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Bo Boehringer, 225-765-5115, LDWF
Eric Baka, 225-765-2359, LDWF

 

EVENT:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Announce Major Conservation Initiative to Benefit Endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker and Private Landowners

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:

LDWF Headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, The Louisiana Room, 1st floor, main lobby (Located behind Pennington Biomedical Research Center on Perkins Road.)

ATTENDING:

Dwight Landreneau, LDWF Secretary
Sam Hamilton, USFWS Southeast Regional Director

BACKGROUND:

Officials will announce a statewide Safe Harbor conservation agreement that gives both agencies flexibility to provide private landowners protection when they agree to voluntarily manage their property to conserve red-cockaded woodpecker habitat.

The Louisiana State-wide Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Agreement, created as a state and Federal partnership, will help conserve the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and provide assurances to enrolled non-Federal landowners. LDWF will be able to enroll landowners who agree to voluntarily manage for red-cockaded woodpecker groups and their habitat.

Private landowners whose property meets the criteria for red-cockaded woodpecker habitat development will have the flexibility to develop long-range land-use plans and management practices.

 


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