Biologist Newsletters and Action Items
Forest Action Network updates...
RGS members may participate in the Forest Action Network. FAN is designed to provide member-volunteers with current information about regional or national happenings related to forest and wildlife management. Each of the RGS Regional Biologists maintains an email list of persons interested in forest and wildlife management in their region so that items of critical importance may be passed along to be addressed on a timely basis. Selected items will also be posted here as appropriate. If you would like to participate in FAN by receiving the newsletters or updates via email click the appropriate link at the bottom of this page or the RGS logo on the regional page and an email form will open. Please provide your membership number, name and address in the email. Click on a region on the map of your choice to read FAN news and activities for that area. States covered by these regions are: Minnesota = Minnesota; Western Great Lakes = UP of MI, WI, IL, IA, MO; Eastern Great Lakes = Lower MI, OH, IN, KY; Mid-Atlantic = PA, NJ, DE, WV, TN, MD, VA, NC, GA; and New England = ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY.
Contact one of the RGS Regional Biologists via email for: Minnesota and UP MI; Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa; Eastern Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic & Southeast, or New York and England to give or receive information for the Forest Action Network.
Biological Program Annual Reports
RGS' wildlife biologists consolidate summaries of their national and state-by-state activities in annual reports.
RGS speaks out on forest wildlife conservation via commenting on forest/wildlife management plans, verbally in testimony before Congress, written articles and increasingly in the courtroom. Some of RGS' courtroom victories can be found on this site by using the Search box at the top of this page and enter the word "lawsuit." At the time this was written, six items come up, with four of them being first-hand reports.
Re: U.S. Forest Service Petition for Rulemaking - President's Message - Pressing the Issue by John B. Eichinger, RGS/AWS President & CEO, from Ruffed Grouse Society magazine Summer 2015 issue, pages 6-7.
NATIONAL FOREST MANAGEMENT - A Cause for Concern by Gary Zimmer, Coordinating and Sally B. Searle Regional Biologist; Ruffed Grouse Society magazine, Fall 2011, pp. 44,46; and related
TESTIMONY BEFORE THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSERVATION, ENERGY & FORESTRY; IMPACTS TO WILDLIFE POPULATIONS OF REDUCED MANAGEMENT ON OUR NATIONAL FORESTS by GARY ZIMMER, CERTIFIED WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST®, COORDINATING WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST, RGS; MARCH 27, 2012