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Assistant Secretary Estenoz and State Wildlife Agencies Visit WCI Field Tour in Florida

August 8, 2023
David Tenny, Shannon Estenoz and others visit a WCI project site. Estenoz holds a small tortoise in her hands.
Pictured: Shannon Estenoz, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks of the Dept. of the Interior (center), David Tenny, President and CEO of the National Alliance of Forest Owners (left), NCASI, and state wildlife agency reps gather in Florida for a WCI tour.

On August 3rd, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz joined regional Service representatives, NAFO, and NCASI on RMS land in Florida to see firsthand the accomplishments of the WCI and the tangible conservation value of active forest management. The tour showcased several highlights, including SMZs, gopher tortoise burrows, the creation of open canopy conditions to benefit species, and the zero-baseline reintroduction of the flatwood salamander.

You can see the Dept. of Interior’s press release on the event here.