Red-cockaded Woodpecker

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Craig Rudolph, Ph.D., served as a research ecologist at the U.S. Forest Service's Southern Research Station in Nacogdoches, Texas, for over 30 years. During his tenure there, he studied the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker's behavior and helped develop restoration strategies for the bird. One thing that he realized is that the bird's recovery required growing stands of 100-year old trees, a long-term challenge that is difficult to meet on private property, where ownership can change rapidly.

Date RecordedOctober 20, 2021
InterviewerDavid Todd
IntervieweeCraig Rudolph
LocationOxnard, California
Time Code00:33:53