Conservation Training

Forest Management for Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock

September 13, 2023

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Clark County Forest, WI

This course introduces how to incorporate ruffed grouse habitat goals into the planning and execution of forest management. Through a series of presentations and field tours, we will discuss habitat considerations of ruffed grouse and how relatively minor changes in timber marking can have major impacts on grouse habitat. Lunch will be provided. Through this workshop, we will cover:

  • Ruffed grouse habitat considerations including special considerations like climate change and disease,
  • Modifying forest management to incorporate ruffed grouse habitat,
  • Managing for elements of early successional within later successional forests
  • How other species are benefitted from the proposed management strategies