Art work highlighting one or more wildlife species found in Florida (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, or invertebrates). Entries included a conservation message.
[Above image is Best Of Show: Lacie Blackburn]
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The refuge is actively involved in the recovery of the red-cockaded woodpecker. The Service’s current Red-cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Plan (2003) has a panhandle population goal of 1,000 potential breeding groups, with a refuge goal of 71 active clusters. Active refuge management of the red-cockaded woodpecker population and habitat since 1980 has not only prevented extirpation, but also fostered population growth.