We will be having our annual habitat tour in the Susquehannock State Forest this year on Sunday May 4th from 9am to 2pm. The tour will begin at the Black Forest Conservation Association Clubhouse in Coudersport. We Will be traveling by bus to different sites in the Roulette/Austin Area. At the conclusion of the tour we will return to the clubhouse for lunch. Lunch and the transportation will be provided.
We are fourtunate to have a number of professional forest and wildlife managers along for this years tour. Susquehannock state forestry staff along with a land manager and woodcock,grouse and morning dove biologist from the game commission will be helping out with the tour. The local district conservationist from the USDA/NRCS, retired state forester and president of the North Central Forest Landowners Association will also be in attendence. Topics for this years tour include, woodcock and grouse management (habitat requirements and population trends), private land management (how the BOF, NRCS and PGC and help), forest insect and disease update, BOF timber management program and the Susquehannock State Forest Wildlife Management Program. Will be visiting an actively managed privately owned piece of property, current and past timbersale areas, and a section of State Forest being intensively managed for woodcock and grouse.
Below I have attached more information on the tour. If your interested in attending, please register by either phone at 814-274-3600 or email [email protected]. Hope to see you there.
I wanted to update the participants to the tour and also topics of disscusion. Scott Stoleson (Research Wildlife Biologist, USFS Northern Research Station) will also be joining us on the tour. I included a link to Scott's information, including research, areas of interest and background. Scott has an extensive research background in wildlife population responce and impacts from silvicultural (timbersale) treatments.