Local collaborative receives USFS award


02/12/16

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From the January 10, 2016 U.S. Forest Service George Washington National Forest press release Local Collaborative Receives Prestigious Forest Service Award - RGS' James River Chapter in the Richmond, VA area was honored as part of the George Washington National Forest Stakeholder Collaborative with the 2015 Partners and Community Engagement Award for their efforts on the George Washington National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Plan) and Lower Cowpasture Restoration and Management Project.

The regional award honors one partner group selected from among 17 National Forests in 13 southern states... Read the entire press release http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gwj/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD488746.

The release was also published as Local collaborative receives USFS award by The Recorder on January 14, 2016. 'The Recorder is the newspaper of record serving scenic Bath and Highland counties, and the Allegheny Highlands of Virginia' with an office in Monterey, site of RGS's founding.

Thank you to all of our local volunteers who participated in the process and who made sure credit was given for their efforts!

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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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