Red-cockaded woodpecker http://wunc.org en Nature Conservancy Buys Land To Rebuild Woodpecker Habitat http://wunc.org/post/nature-conservancy-buys-land-rebuild-woodpecker-habitat <p>The Nature Conservancy has acquired a 459-acre stretch of property in Pender County that will help expand habitat for the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. The U.S. Navy covered half the purchase price in order to create a buffer for nearby Camp LeJeune.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Debbie Crane is the communications director for the state chapter of the Nature Conservancy. She says the property is the perfect place for longleaf pine, which the woodpeckers love. But what has endangered the birds is the destruction of so many longleaf pine groves.</span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 20289 at http://wunc.org Nature Conservancy Buys Land To Rebuild Woodpecker Habitat