Many early successional habitat (ESH) game species (ruffed grouse, woodcock, wild turkey) are declining. Assistance is needed to determine which treatment methods best help these ESH species.
• Conduct research to clarify the effects of harvest on grouse/woodcock/turkey populations or other declining young forest species in relation to habitat quality.
• Monitor grouse/woodcock/turkey population response to targeted habitat treatments in order to assess effectiveness of various management approaches
This project is eligible for grants through South Mountain Partnership or other sources.
Contact DCNR biologists Emily Domoto ([email protected]) or PGC turkey biologist Mary Jo Casalena ([email protected]) for more information.