January 22, 2003
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Experts Attending RCW Symposium IV
Military Training & Conservation Field Trip at Fort Stewart
Option 1: All day (8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.) January 29, 2003
Option 1: Meet at Savannah Marriott Riverfront
This symposium is organized and hosted by the Department
of the Interior, U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service every ten years. More than 300
biologists, land managers and other experts involved in the recovery
efforts are expected to attend the five-day conference. It provide a
forum to discuss status of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, highlight
challenges to its recovery, and provide examples and studies to help
share good ideas and
Fort Stewart hosts and protects a wide array of habitats and endangered
species. It is also the Army's Premier Power Projection Platform on
the Atlantic Coast, covering 280,000 acres in southeastern Georgia.
The all day tour (Option #1) will show how military
training and conservation coexists. It will showcase Sandhill habitats,
Please contact Tom MacKenzie, (404) 679-7291 Cell: (678) 296-6400, or Dina McKain, (912) 767-7111, not later than Jan. 28 to make coverage arrangements.
Directions to Fort Stewart and the MPRC: I-95 South to Exit 90 (Ga Hwy 144 to Fort Stewart/Richmond Hill) 24 miles (approx.) to intersection of Ga. Hwy 144 and Ga. Hwy 119. Go north on 119 toward Pembroke, Ga. The MPRC will be approx. 15 miles on your right.
For more information, please visit: http://rcwrecovery.fws.gov/symposium4.htm
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