Largest Addition to PA State Forest System in 65 Years and Habitat for Woodcock


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On November 25, 2015, Chuck Fergus added Largest Addition to PA State Forest System in 65 Years to The Young Forest Project website.

A significant young forest restoration project continues to expand on the 25,000-acre Clermont Tract in northern Pennsylvania’s McKean County. With guidance from the Wildlife Management Institute and funding from the Wildlife For Everyone Endowment Foundation, conservationists planted 12,400 seedlings in 2015, the project's sixth year. The planting is part of an ongoing effort to improve wildlife habitat and to monitor wildlife populations, including the American woodcock and other young forest species.
Funding* for this year’s work came from a grant from the Ruffed Grouse Society and a local donor. RGS volunteers also helped with tree and shrub plantings.

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* RGS contributed $20,000 of Pennsylvania chapters' state Drummer Funds to this project.

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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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