Ruffed Grouse Society donates $45,755 to support habitat and trail projects in Wisconsin


05/28/15

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News release from WI DNR on check presentation made to DNR Secretary by RGS (John Keener Chapter Chairman Jim Shurts) at today's Natural Resources Board Meeting in Madison. Thanks to Jim for volunteering to do this.

Gary Zimmer
RGS Sally B. Searle Coordinating Biologist

DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp presents a plaque acknowledging a $45,755 donation from the Ruffed Grouse Society for habitat and trail projects in Wisconsin to John M. Keener Chapter President John Shurts. WDNR Photo
DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp presents
a plaque acknowledging a $45,755
donation from the Ruffed Grouse Society
for habitat and trail projects in Wisconsin
to John M. Keener Chapter
President Jim Shurts.
  WDNR Photo

PRESS RELEASE

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 S Webster, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI  53707
Phone:  608-267-2773    TDD:  711
dnr.wi.gov    www.wisconsin.gov
 
 
DATE:   May 27, 2015
 
CONTACT:  Sawyer Briel, DNR communications, 608-261-0751
 
SUBJECT:  Ruffed Grouse Society donates $45,755 to support habitat and trail projects in Wisconsin
http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3625

MADISON -- Eleven habitat and trail projects will be conducted across Wisconsin thanks to a $45,755 from the Ruffed Grouse Society that the state Natural Resources Board accepted at its meeting today in Madison.

The Ruffed Grouse Society is dedicated to the preservation of the sporting tradition by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. The society is donating the $45,755 from its Wisconsin Drummer Fund Program, the largest amount of funding and most projects funded since the organization started the fund in 2010.

"We are grateful for our continued partnership with Ruffed Grouse Society and the great restoration work made possible through donations like this," said Department of Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Kurt Thiede.

The Ruffed Grouse Society's donation will help fund the following habitat and trails projects in Wisconsin:

• Lower Wolf River Bottoms alder regeneration;
• Radley Creek alder and aspen regeneration;
• Sawyer County State Wildlife Areas trails and openings management;
• Flambeau River St. Forest hunter walking trail;
• Eldorado Marsh State Wildlife Area opening management;
• Wisconsin Young Forest Partnership;
• White River Wildlife Area disabled hunter trails;
• Pete DeFoure County Forest Unit oak savanna maintenance;
• Cylon Wildlife Area alder regeneration; and
• Marathon County alder regeneration.

For more information regarding upland bird management in Wisconsin, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword "young forest.”


 Read RGS' previous press release about all WI Drummer Fund projects.

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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