Numerous forest wildlife are at-risk in the southern Appalachians due to lack of forest diversity and an unnaturally single-aged forest (i.e., lacking very young and very old forest interspersed across the landscape). Many, including ruffed grouse and American woodcock, are listed as species of greatest conservation need in North Carolina’s State Wildlife Action Plan. Some are even considered species of concern at the federal level (golden-winged warbler and Appalachian cottontail). The conservation needs of these species center mainly on habitat restoration and management.[Read more…] about RGS & AWS Shares USFS Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan Revision Fact Sheet and Position Statements
Do you hunt on the Huron-Manistee National Forests? Are you concerned about how the Forest Service manages their land in Michigan?
If so, there is an opportunity to have your voice heard right now on a project that will significantly increase habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock, and many other game and non-game species. It is vital for the Forest Service staff to know that you support what they are proposing not only so they will complete these activities but also so they will plan for more in the future. This support also will help as we proceed with our legal action against the U.S. Forest Service to get them to meet their minimum young forest goals. Read More…[Read more…] about Huron-Manistee National Forest – RGS Call To Action