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Across the US, fire and forest management practices must comply with the habitat provisions for biota listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). However, regional differences in how the ESA is interpreted have affected the success of conservation efforts. In the South, the red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) has largely benefited from active fire management and restoration thinning strategies, and similar approaches could be helpful for some areas in the West, where fire exclusion and other practices have resulted in catastrophic fires that threaten the nesting habitat of the spotted owl (Strix occidentalis). READ MORE
Central photo: J Cancalosi / Alamy
Background photo: Patrick Tr / Shutterstock