“Achieving conservation work from capitol hill to a bird cover near you with Brent Rudolph of the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society.“
RGS & AWS Director of Conservation Policy was recently featured on an episode of the Project Upland Podcast.[Read more…] about Brent Rudolph Featured on the Project Upland Podcast – RGS
How COVID-19 Could Affect Grouse Habitat
It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a bit of a whirlwind and things haven’t gone as planned. With all the stay-at-home orders, shutdowns, and disruptions, you’re likely looking forward to the fall hunting season more than ever and getting back into the grouse woods to unwind a bit. Unfortunately, coronavirus and COVID-19 still have some potentially nasty consequences in store for timber markets and subsequently ruffed grouse, in the form of habitat impacts. Here’s how the two are surprisingly connected, and some potential ways that the Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society (RGS & AWS) could help.[Read more…] about COVID-19 Impacts on Timber Markets and Forest Wildlife
RGS & AWS Southeast Regional Director was recently featured on an episode of the Three River Land Trust podcast.
To Listen | Campfire Conversation with Mike Neiduski
Show Notes from Three Rivers Land Trust:
We’ve got a very special guest today: Mack the puppy! Along with her, we’ve got Mike Neiduski – Southeast Regional Director for Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society.[Read more…] about Regional Director Mike Neiduski featured on Three Rivers Land Trust Campfire Conversations
Debunking the Myths of Deforestation
When an average person today sees images of a recent timber harvest, it’s quite possible they may have a negative reaction to it. Fueled by stories of “greedy timber companies” destroying vast swaths of rain-forests, many people start to associate any tree cutting with ruining the environment. But there are some very big differences between deforestation and scientifically-based forest management. Given the decline of young forest stands in North America and the effect that it is having on many wildlife species, we hope to clear up some of those misconceptions below.[Read more…] about Forest Management is Not Deforestation
Ohio Ruffed Grouse Society Chapter Habitat Day
Join the Gilbert R. Symons / Cincinnati Area Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society for a habitat work day and chapter gathering. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Gilbert R. Symons Chapter, like all of our chapters, represents the face and the boots on the ground movement of our mission.
Fighting for Healthy Forests, Abundant Wildlife and Conservation Ethic our chapters make-up the core of our existence as an organization. Without them our collective voice would not be heard, our impact would not be felt and our forests and our wildlife would suffer.
For their tireless efforts and their passionate devotion to our cause we would like to say THANK YOU to all of our RGS & AWS chapters for their leadership as conservationists.
Act now to help shape the future of Minnesota’s Forests
The Minnesota Forest Resources Council’s (MFRC) Site-Level Committee on Minnesota’s Forest Management Guidelines (FMGs) is seeking public input on the development of comprehensive forest management guidelines. The guidelines are a core mandate of the Minnesota’s Sustainable Forest Resources Act.[Read more…] about Public Input Opportunity | Minnesota’s Forest Management Guidelines
The Rural Forests Markets Act will create revenue for family forests and sustain healthy forests and wildlife habitat
WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, introduced the bipartisan Rural Forests Markets Act to help small-scale, family foresters access new economic opportunities through climate solutions like carbon markets.
“Big or small, our forests are an important part of the solution to the climate crisis,” said Ranking Member Stabenow. “For too long, environmental market opportunities have been out of reach for many family foresters due to high upfront costs. Our bipartisan bill is a win-win for forest owners and the environment.”[Read more…] about Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society Applaud Senators Stabenow, Braun for New Bipartisan Bill to Help Family Forests
A synopsis and review of the book Appalachian Ruffed Grouse: Ecology and Management
The Appalachian ruffed grouse population is like a classic, small-market major league baseball team battling the Yankees or Red Sox; the odds are against them because of a disparity of resources. Unlike their kin of the North Woods, Appalachian grouse lack aspen trees for food and cover, which Gordon Gullion, a leading expert on grouse during his lifetime, considered their prime habitat. Nevertheless, ruffed grouse are adaptable birds that have thrived in Appalachia for thousands of years.[Read more…] about Appalachian Ruffed Grouse: Ecology and Management
Forest Conservation Director, Jon Steigerwaldt recently joined host Dan Small on Outdoors Radio to discuss paper mill closures in Wisconsin.
Topics covered include economic and supply chain impacts to the forests products industry. as well as downstream impacts to wildlife habitat within the mill regions.
The RGS & AWS segment begins at the 39 minute mark and be listened to here: