RGS & AWS unite conservationists to improve wildlife habitat and forest health. Since 1961, RGS has promoted stewardship for our forests, our wildlife, and our future. Our vision is to create landscapes of diverse, functioning forest ecosystems that provide homes for wildlife and opportunities for people to experience them.
The Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society (RGS & AWS)
Our members are mainly grouse and woodcock hunters who support national scientific conservation and management efforts to ensure the future of the species.
Our organization headquartered in Coraopolis, PA, employs a team of forest wildlife conservation professionals to work with private landowners, and government, including local, state and federal, land managers who are interested in improving their land for Ruffed Grouse, American Woodcock and the other songbirds and wildlife that have similar requirements. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.
We do this with individualized attention with specific programs to help landowners and by working with local state and federal governments to develop land management assistance programs.
RGS has a team of regional directors who help organize chapters.
RGS sponsors shooting and hunting events to promote conservation and to raise funds to support our conservation programs.
Consisting of members who share a common interest and passion for these birds and other wildlife, while enjoying the lore, the dog work, the excitement and camaraderie of other enthusiasts.
These chapters provide a local focus and kinship for the sport and help support land management projects that improve conditions for ruffed grouse, woodcock and the species that are associated with them.
Chapters also sponsor banquets and other events that bring people with common interests together socially to share their adventures afield, honor their peers and to raise funds to support our conservation programs.