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Table 2 Red-cockaded woodpecker management strategies mentioned most frequently in interviews with natural resource professionals from the Southeastern Coastal Plain of the United States (2015 to 2016), listed in ranked order

From: Aligning endangered species management with fire-dependent ecosystem restoration: manager perspectives on red-cockaded woodpecker and longleaf pine management actions

  Interviewees (n)  
Management strategies identified by interviewees Federal State Private Percentage of Interviewees (%)
1. Fire
 a. Prescribed fire 23 8 1 100%
 b. Managing unplanned ignitions 3 10 0 41%
2. Maintain and install artificial cavities 20 6 1 84%
3. Timber thinning 19 6 1 81%
4. Reduce midstory (non-fire methods) 15 7 0 69%
5. Convert shorter-lived pine species to longleaf pine 12 3 1 50%
6. Translocation of birds 13 3 0 50%