Woodpecker Wars

Danny Schmidt, Katie Schuler | 2023 | 28 min.

2023 Official Selection

One of the most inspiring conservation stories in American history is playing out on, of all places, a live-fire training ground at Ft.Bragg Army base in North Carolina. After a clash between U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Army revealed that low grade forest fires sparked by artillery inadvertently created excellent habitats for the endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers, the two sides joined forces to monitor and protect the birds on the base.


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