From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: EXTINCT WOODPECKER RE-DISCOVERED IN ARKANSAS Land Rights Network American Land Rights Association PO Box 400 – Battle Ground, WA 98604 Phone: 360-687-3087 – Fax: 360-687-2973 E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address: http://www.landrights.org Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE – Washington, DC 20003 For Immediate Release - April 28, 2005 Contact: Tim Wigley 503-807-8976 EXTINCT WOODPECKER RE-DISCOVERED IN ARKANSAS As a result of sound scientific research and cooperative efforts with public and private land owners the ivory billed woodpecker, previously thought to be extinct, has been discovered on bottom lands in the Delta of Arkansas. It has been six decades since the woodpecker was last seen. Many of the forested wetlands in the South were excessively logged in the early 1900s, significantly decreasing acreage of habitat for the woodpecker. However, as a result of significant efforts by private landowners, over one-half million acres of bottomland hardwoods and wetlands have been restored in the Lower Mississippi River Valley, providing the ideal habitat for the woodpecker and opportunities for population expansion and recovery. According to James L. Cummins, President of the Mississippi River Trust (www.mississippirivertrust.org), "The discovery of the ivory billed woodpecker is a celebration of what can occur when good scientific research is combined with the cooperative efforts of public and private landowners. Recovery of the woodpecker will not occur through excessive regulation but rather cooperative efforts between private landowners and the public to restore bottomland hardwoods and wetlands in the vicinity of the discovery." For further information, please go to www.birdamerica.com/ivorybill/ivorybillwoodpecker.htm or visit saveourspeciesalliance.org. ### -- To unsubscribe from this mailing list; please visit http://governance.net and enter your email address.