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Table 5 Sources of conflict with red-cockaded woodpecker management most frequently mentioned during interviews with natural resource professionals working in the Southeastern Coastal Plain of the United States (2015 to 2016), listed in ranked order. Two interview participants were not explicitly asked this question

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

  Interviewees (n)  
Sources of conflict mentioned Federal State Private Percentage of Interviewees (%)
1. RCW Recovery Plan is not appropriate in all contexts 12 2 0 44%
2. No conflicts 10 1 0 37%
3. Foraging habitat requirements prevent conversion to longleaf pine 9 0 1 32%
4. Timber harvest is restricted 3 5 1 30%
5. Mission conflicts (DoD) 5 0 0 17%
6. Activity within stands during the nesting season is restricted 2 1 0 10%