RCW Population Monitoring & Management

JCA, Inc. specializes in red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW) surveys, cavity and cluster activity assessment, censusing and monitoring of populations, capture and banding of nestlings and adults, habitat management, installation of cavity restrictors, construction of artificial cavities, foraging habitat analysis, preparation of management plans, Biological Assessments, Safe Harbor Assessments and Habitat Conservation Plans.

Sample Projects

  • Red-cockaded woodpecker¬†demographic monitoring (2 clusters) on Dare County Range (46,621 acres), Dare County, North Carolina.
  • Red-cockaded woodpecker demographic monitoring (71 clusters) on 9,732 acres, and adjacent to¬†the Palmetto Peartree-Preserve in Tyrrell County, North Carolina.
  • Red-cockaded woodpecker demographic monitoring (21 clusters) in Rapides and Evangeline Parish, Louisiana.
  • Red-cockaded woodpecker demographic monitoring (6 clusters) in Horry County, South Carolina.
  • Red-cockaded woodpecker demographic monitoring (9 clusters) in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
  • Red-cockaded woodpecker demographic monitoring (49 clusters) on Sandy Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina.
  • Red-cockaded woodpecker demographic monitoring (23 clusters) on Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU), Brunswick County, North Carolina.
  • Red-cockaded woodpecker demographic monitoring (61 clusters) on Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Mississippi.
  • Installation of 28 drilled cavities and 24 drilled start cavities in 3 existing red-cockaded woodpecker clusters and 9 recruitment clusters on the Croatan National Forest, Craven and Carteret Counties, North Carolina.
  • Installation of 38 insert cavities in 8 red-cockaded woodpecker recruitment clusters and 2 existing clusters as mitigation for highway construction, Rapides parish, Louisiana.
  • Installation of 76 insert cavities, 32 drilled cavities, 32 drilled start cavities and replacement of 3 existing insert cavities in 60 red-cockaded woodpecker clusters on the Francis Marion National Forest near McClellanville, Berkeley County, South Carolina.
  • Implementation of a Red-cockaded Woodpecker Habitat Conservation Plan by provisioning artificial cavity and start trees (5 clusters), with annual monitoring and maintenance, Southern Pines, Moore County, North Carolina.
  • Red-cockaded woodpecker management for 18 clusters, including cavity construction, restrictor installation and cavity maintenance, Southern Pines, Moore County, North Carolina.