The Ruffed Grouse Society is looking for hunters willing to volunteer half a day to help improve habitat for grouse, woodcock, and wildlife needing young trees habitat.
The habitat work this fall consists of hand planting gray dogwood in a streamside zone on Hancock Forest lands near Clermont in southern McKean County.
The tentative planting days are:
- Tuesday, 11/13
- Thursday, 11/15
- Friday, 11/16
- Sunday, 11/18
- Wednesday, 11/21
- Friday, 11/23
- Saturday, 11/24
- Sunday, 11/25
Contact Mary Hosmer at 814-512-2101 if you plant to help so the right number of seedlings and hand planters are available on site.
Hunters have always been the first conservationists. Here is yet another opportunity to give back to the hunting heritage.
The Ruffed Grouse Society was founded in 1961 to promote and increase awareness of young forest management and to maintain suitable habitat that supports healthy populations of ruffed grouse, woodcock, deer and many songbird species that depend on forest diversity to survive and prosper.