RGS Allegheny Chapter Announces Additional Habitat Days

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – May 1, 2018 – The Allegheny Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society announces the next round of ‘Habitat Days’ where any hunter or bird watcher that wants to “give back” to the resource can help for two to four hours on a habitat project. All you have to do is call 814-512-2101 or email wlhab@windstream.net if any of the dates in this news release mesh with your schedule.

The Habitat Days can start anytime after turkey hunters leave the woods, usually after 1:00 pm. “We can also do evenings if that timeframe works better for folks,” said Mary Hosmer, Habitat Coordinator for the Allegheny Chapter.

The remaining habitat work for spring 2018 involves planting alder in wetland sites, planting shrubs for food (a soft mast) inside already constructed deer-deterrent cribs, or working on fencing to keep deer from eating seedlings planted for wildlife. This year’s habitat work takes place at two sites: Hancock Forest Management lands east of Clermont and Collins Pine Company lands west of the Bradford Airport. All of these sites are open to hunters and wildlife enthusiasts.

The following days are Habitat Days:

Thursday through Saturday, 5/3 to 5/5, and
Monday, 5/7 through Thursday, 5/10, and
Saturday, 5/12.

Call 814-512-2101 or email wlhab@windstream.net if you can work anywhere from two to four hours on any of these days. Transportation can be provided if needed. Wear boots, a hat, and long pants. Water and drinks are provided. Tools will be provided by the Ruffed Grouse Society.