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Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge: Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Red-cockaded woodpeckers were once common in the longleaf pine forests of Georgia. Timber harvesting and farming that began in the 1800s, however, destroyed much of the longleaf pine habitat, and in 1970 the red-cockaded woodpecker was declared an endangered species. Fortunately, the population of these birds is recovering thanks to conservation efforts on private and public lands. The 35,000-acre Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge is home to several colonies of red-cockaded woodpeckers that inhabit well-managed tracts of loblolly and shortleaf pines."
--Marcus Woolf, Afoot and Afield Atlanta: 108 Spectacular Outings in North-Central Georgia (Wilderness Press).
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