The corps said "only a small amount of bottomland hardwood forest would be cleared in periphery areas that are unlikely to be used by the ivory-billed woodpecker." *That's right in a simple kid of way - the birds are unlikely to use the periphery areas. *But, by clearing periphery areas, what used to be deep forest will become the new periphery areas to be avoided by the birds. *Without knowing the species' habits and needs, that's irresponsible. *The species was just rediscovered, for chrissakes, and no one knows where it travels or what it needs.