National forests include more than 300,000 acres of grouse
habitat. Partners like the Ruffed
Grouse Society join the Forest Service in managing the National
Forests and Grasslands to improve conditions for grouse. Contributions
from these partners have increased the ability of the Forest
Service to inventory and enhance habitats by 2-7 times what
the Forest Service could do by itself.
What do we do?
Habitat improvement projects include burning and cutting forested
habitats to set back succession to a younger stage, change the
plant species mix, and create openings for displaying birds,
and preserving breeding areas.
How can you help?
You can help by supporting management of habitats for grouse
and woodcock and other wildlife that depend upon the National
Forests and Grasslands. Your elected officials like to hear
what their constituents think about management of public lands
and other matters. Providing funds to our partners is another
way to get money to the National Forests to directly benefit
grouse and their habitats. Sometimes Forests can accomplish
a lot more with volunteers. Check out the sites at the bottom
of the page for information about the 'dancers in the forest'.