RGS Regional Wildlife Biologists


RGS regional wildlife biologists are responsible for implementing on-the-ground public land forest management projects and landowner and land manager education. Each biologist provides periodic newsletters and Forest Action Network (FAN) updates. Contact them about forest wildlife management in your region.

Dan Dessecker
Daniel R. Dessecker
Director of
Conservation Policy
(all states)
Phone: 715-234-8302
DanD@ruffedgrousesociety.org
PO Box 2
Rice Lake WI 54868
 
Linda Ordiway
Linda D. Ordiway, PhD
Regional Wildlife Biologist
Mid-Atlantic & Southern Appalachian
Phone: 412-720-6034
72 Gilbert Ln
Bradford PA 16701
 
Andy Weik
Andrew P. Weik
Regional Wildlife Biologist
New England, NY & LA
Phone: 607-793-4832
AndyW@ruffedgrousesociety.org 
455 Bone Plain
Rd
Freeville NY  13068
 
 Heather Shaw
Heather Shaw
Regional Wildlife Biologist
Indiana, LP Michigan, Ohio
Phone: 989-330-0034
4033 Elizabeth St
Rosebush, MI 48878  

 
Scott Walter
Scott Walter
Regional Wildlife Biologist
Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa
Phone: 608-538-3840 - Bus.
Phone: 412-720-6038 - Cell
ScottW@ruffedgrousesociety.org
16885 County Hwy U
Viola WI  54664
 
Meadow Kouffeld-Hansen
Meadow Kouffeld
Regional Wildlife Biologist 
(MN and UP MI)
Phone: 218-999-4722 - Bus.
Phone: 218-398-1076 - Cell

MeadowK@ruffedgrousesociety.org
1202 SE 7th St
Grand Rapids MN  55744
Regional Facebook page
 
  Ted Dick
Ted Dick
MN DNR Forest Gamebird Coordinator*
Minnesota
Phone: 218-328-8869
1201 E Highway 2
Grand Rapids MN  55744

Newsletters
 

*The Forest Gamebird Coordinator is a
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
position that is partially funded
through a partnership with
the Ruffed Grouse Society.

Valerie Johnson
Valerie Johnson
Forest Habitat Specialist* 
Wisconsin
Phone: 715-635-8228 (ext.-Coming Soon)
ValerieJ@ruffedgrousesociety.org
*The Forest Habitat Specialist is an RGS/AWS position supported
in partnership with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation
Service and the Wisconsin DNR.
 

Mission Statement

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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