Interested in Habitat Management?

National Recommendations from the American Wildlife Conservation Partners Quadrennial Report

Wildlife for the 21st Century (Vol. 5) is crafted every four years by the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), coinciding with the presidential election cycle, to provide a perspective for the candidates on issues related to wildlife conservation. AWCP consists of 45+ organizations (listed on the last page), and RGS and the other AWCP partner organizations use this messaging to work to affect positive outcomes with the Administration and Congress. Read it...

Habitat help for grouse and woodcock: Management resources available, and the work helps other species, too

If you are on the fence about whether you should manage your forests, this is must reading... and the following is must viewing, even if you don't live in NH or even the Northeast.

Forest benefits for the private landowner are also emphasized in the following video Forestry: "From Fear to Facts, a Landowner's Perspective" from Michigan State University Extension.

Wildlife Habitat Seminar -- Maryland, February 10, 2011

Watch these educational videos to learn why wildlife populations decline and how to manage your property to benefit wildlife. While these are geared to Maryland, the principles are the same. You just need to find the relevant programs in your state. Keep reading...

Managing Aspen (Popple) Forests for Ruffed Grouse 

Making the Most of Your Woodlot

There are many tools you can use to create and enhance wildlife habitat on your property. Knowing which to use and how to apply them will help you successfully meet your property management goals. Keep reading...

Managing Aspen (Popple) Forests for Ruffed Grouse 

Through the eyes of a ruffed grouse, an aspen forest is an incredibly valuable asset. First, the dense, young growth of a recently harvested aspen stand provides a grouse protection from predators, especially hawks and owls. Keep reading...

Managing Oak Forests for Ruffed Grouse 

Oak forests hold much of value for the ruffed grouse and many other species of wildlife. This is especially true in the eastern part of the ruffed grouse's range south of the Great Lakes region where aspen is uncommon or absent. Keep reading...

Forest Leaves (PDF format)

Vol. 17, No.1 - Summer 2007 issue includes several excellent articles related to managing your forestland.  Earlier issues, back to Summer 2000, are also available and are well worth perusing.

Young Forest Wildlife (PDF format)

Learn more about the Wildlife of Shrublands and Young Forests.

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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