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Wednesday February 03

RGS National News Jan 29, 2016

RGS e-News - National News update for January 29, 2016...

Wednesday February 10

Winter survival outlook for deer, pheasants looks good

RGS in the News - For ruffed grouse, warmer temperatures have been a refuge from poor snow cover, said Meadow Kouffeld-Hansen, upland bird biologist for RGS. The birds survive winter in part by using snow as insulation...

Friday February 12

Local collaborative receives USFS award

RGS in the News January 10, 2016 U.S. Forest Service George Washington National Forest press release "Local Collaborative Receives Prestigious Forest Service Award" indicates RGS' James River Chapter (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...

Monday February 15

Hancock Forest Management and Ruffed Grouse Society Team To Improve Wildlife Habitat in Northern Pennsylvania

RGS Press Release - Hancock Forest Management has provided additional funds for the sixth year of cooperative habitat improvement projects with RGS to benefit wildlife on forests the company manages in northern Pennsylvania...

Sick bugs may trouble grouse

News - As if mosquitoes weren't aggravating enough. Now it seems they might be playing a role — potentially a large one — in the decline of ruffed groused across Pennsylvania...

Wednesday February 17

RGS National News Feb 17, 2016

RGS e-News - National News update for February 17, 2016...

Tuesday February 23

Winter Roundup - MN Upland Birds

RGS News - The mostly benign winter should benefit pheasant survival in Minnesota and North Dakota, but the lack of snow in some areas—and a freeze-thaw cycle that has put a crust on snow in others—can be a detriment to snow-roosting birds such as ruffed grouse and sharptails...

Expansion of Ruffed Grouse Range in Nevada

News - ... expand the ruffed grouse range and increase hunter opportunity, the Nevada Department of Wildlife, has implemented a plan to capture and relocate...grouse into many portions of central and northern Nevada...

Friday February 26

RGS and AWS Support Establishing Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge

RGS News - RGS and AWS Support Establishing Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge in parts of New England and eastern New York to conserve and improve habitat for shrubland and young forest dependent wildlife, such as New England cottontail, American woodcock, and migrating songbirds.

Monday February 29

Ruffed Grouse Society Provides Record Funding for Young Forest Habitat and Hunter Access in Wisconsin

RGS PRESS RELEASE - Ruffed grouse, American woodcock, golden-winged warblers and numerous other wildlife species require regenerating forest stands that develop following timber harvests and other forest management activities. RGS and AWS are pleased to provide funding through the Wisconsin Drummer Fund to 15 outstanding projects in Wisconsin that will enhance habitat for young forest wildlife and increase hunter access to prime hunting areas...

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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