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specifics of how the Endangered Species act increasingly made a difference
but how to integrate that into forest management?

Sierra Club et. al. vs. Lyng et. al. (1987)

Note: history of wilderness designation (wilderness status that could be used to set aside land):

Red Cockaded Woodpecker was designated as an endangered species in 1970
more intensive management even of longleaf was taking away the older trees the birds needed and fire suppression had changed the forest
what more might the Forest Service do?
environmentalists argue that current management practices were jeopardizing the woodpecker

in the Francis Marion National Forest hurricane Hugo in 1989 destroyed most of the nesting cavity trees and killed more than half the birds

Much controversy over how much management practices needed to be changed to help the birds