Ruffed Grouse Society Partners for Young Forests in Wisconsin 9-20-2014

Ruffed Grouse Society    September 18, 2014     The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 10 other prominent agencies and organizations to halt the ongoing decline of young forest habitats and associated wildlife species in Wisconsin.  Populations of species like the golden-winged warbler and the American woodcock have dropped by more than half across their ranges over the past 50 years due in large part to the maturing of the forests in the region.  Forty wildlife species listed as Species of Greatest Conservation in the Great Lakes Region are dependent on young forest … Continue reading Ruffed Grouse Society Partners for Young Forests in Wisconsin 9-20-2014

House Passes Pro-Hunting Citizen Initiative into Law 8-27-2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   August 27, 2014  House Passes Pro-Hunting Citizen Initiative into Law  Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act now law, renders anti-hunting referendums moot  LANSING, MI – The Michigan House of Representatives passed the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act today with a bipartisan vote of 65-43 . The citizen initiative, which passed the Senate on August 13 and was supported by the signatures of almost 300,000 registered voters, allows the Natural Resources Commission to name game species and issue fisheries orders using sound science, creates a $1 million rapid response fund to prevent Asian carp, and provides … Continue reading House Passes Pro-Hunting Citizen Initiative into Law 8-27-2014

Supreme Court Reverses Devastating Decision to Forest Wildlife Habitat 3-23-2013

  Coraopolis, PA – The Ruffed Grouse Society applauds the U.S. Supreme Court in its decision to reverse a 9th Circuit Court ruling to further regulate forest management — a judgment that was potentially devastating to forest wildlife habitat. The reversal makes a strong statement against additional and unnecessary permitting of forest management practices and is good news for forest wildlife. In 2010, the 9th Circuit Court in California ruled that rainwater runoff from forest roads caused by timber harvest and other forest management activities was an “industrial pollutant”, and therefore subject to permitting regulations under the Clean Water Act … Continue reading Supreme Court Reverses Devastating Decision to Forest Wildlife Habitat 3-23-2013