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Table 4 Most frequent responses by natural resource professionals in the Southeastern Coastal Plain of the United States (2015 to 2016) when asked, “if recovery (or delisting) were achieved for the RCW population at the property where you work, how would that influence your future management approaches?” (Additional file 1: questions 22 and 23)

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

  Interviewees (n)  
Anticipated management following recovery or delisting Federal State Private Percentage of Interviees (%)
1. Maintain current habitat management 20 5 1 81%
2. Less intensive management 12 3 0 47%
3. Change in monitoring 9 5 0 44%
4. Focus on other priorities or species 9 4 0 41%
5. Change in funding 11 1 0 38%
6. Greater flexibility with timber harvest 4 2 0 19%