Endangered status sought for woodpecker that thrives in post-fire habitat

May 3, 2012 at 6:37 am in The Daily Republic

RENO, Nev. Smokey Bear has done such a good job stomping out forest fires the past half-century that a woodpecker that’s survived for millions of years by eating beetle larvae in burned trees is in danger of going extinct in parts of the West, including South Dakota.
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