Skip to comments.Saving rare woodpecker may slow Lake Tahoe logging
Posted on 06/01/2012 5:29:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
A conservation group says rare woodpecker chicks in burned forest stands at Lake Tahoe won't survive if the U.S. Forest Service proceeds with a contentious post-fire logging project.
Leaders of the John Muir Project in the Sierra are pressing the agency to postpone cutting around the trees until after the nesting season in August.
They are hoping for a ruling by then on their appeal to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court aimed at blocking what's left of the salvage operation. The logging is in an area where a fire burned more than 250 homes in 2007.
Group director Chad Hanson documented the black-backed woodpecker chicks this week in a nest in a dead tree at the site and suspects there are more.
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Does the Cartwrights know about this?
I can help with that....
Singular... Plural. Verb/subject agreement... all of that crap...
And no. Run tell 'em.
And they object to clearing the ash when it was undoubtedly uncleared forest area that caused this mess in the first place?
For a woodpecker nest??
Give me a break!
I just drove by this fire site an hour ago. It still looks bad. Lots of burnt out trees just roting. If there are woodpeckers in one tree, just don’t cut down that tree. Easy
It is the woodpecker’s job to adapt to us. It is not our job to adapt to the woodpecker.
It’s range is extensive.
Okay, rare at the fringe of it’s ranges, but not rare.
The continual misinformation from environmental groups get old....real old.
Pa sent Hoss and Little Joe to investigate. The fire was on the opposite end of the lake, 22 miles away.
Adam had business in San Francisco.
Thanks Normsrevenge. This is another anti-development scam by the California enviros. This bird is not rare globally nor is the bird is endangered in north america (even though it probably is rare locally in california). Per the IUCN, this is a species of “Least Concern”—lowest priority for conservation. see link.
Here’s a link to where the black-backed woodpecker can be seen in N. America. Every one of those red dots indicates a sighting in the last 30 days. More than 60 sightings of this species just in the last 30 days all along the US-Canada line.
Thus, start up the chainsaws, if you ask me, since the value of the lumber exceeds the value of the tourism dollars which it probably does. Most people aren’t interested in visiting burnt forests to see a bird than can be seen many other places.
So your pulling out that sneaky “common sense” argument, huh? LOL
The only good news is that the trees will grow back, eventually.
The peckerwoods are using woodpeckers now to stop logging?
The Spotted Owl no longer works so now it is wood peckers. As far as I know there are no endangered wood pecker species in CA, or Nevada for that matter.
I nailed the redheaded male about six weeks ago with my BB gun, and finally got the hen in mid-May......hoping this was a freak "occupation", because I value my citrus more than Woody and Mrs. Woody.
PS - in our years here, this was the very first time woodpeckers had ventured into your yard from the higher elevations.....had never seen one around here before.
I want to know how the woodpecker lived through the fire.