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Richard "Dick" Conner, Ph.D., is Scientist Emeritus in the Wildlife Habitat and Silviculture Laboratory, a part of the Southern Research Station in Nacogdoches, an operation of the U.S. Forest Service. He has studied a number of topics, but is very well known for his work with understanding the life history and restoration strategies for the red-cockaded woodpecker. Here he describes how the logging of longleaf pines and the suppression of fires (once orchestrated by Native Americans) contributed to the woodpecker's decline.
IntervieweeRichard "Dick" Conner
LocationRaleigh, North Carolina