Jessie Schillaci is the red-cockaded woodpecker program manager at Fort Liberty Endangered Species Branch. Her 19 years monitoring RCWs on Fort Liberty Military Installation have helped to promote a broader understanding of the compatibility of military training and ecosystem management in this unique fire-driven system. She contributes to North Carolina Sandhills Conservation Partnership efforts, citizen science projects involving local avifauna monitoring and health, and educating the public about Endangered Species Branch activities. The end goal is to show the public that endangered species management is beneficial to both the military and the public lands they are entrusted with.

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