Red-cockaded Woodpecker

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Mary Van Kerrebrook, a Houston attorney and long-time volunteer on conservation causes, worked on legal challenges during the 1980s and 1990s to the Forest Service's policy of clearcutting in the national forests of Texas, focusing on their impact on the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. In this excerpt, she discusses how clearcutting was a departure from long-standing Service policy, and how its wildlife effects were highlighted by its own staff biologists.

Date RecordedMay 16, 2020
InterviewerDavid Todd
IntervieweeMary Van Kerrebrook
LocationAustin, Texas
Time Code00:10:09