Uniting hunters and fellow conservationists to improve wildlife habitat and forest health in north central Pennsylvania and surrounding regions.
The Susquehanna River Valley Chapter covers north central Pennsylvania and aims to fulfill the healthy forests, abundant wildlife, and conservation ethic mission of the Ruffed Grouse Society within our region.
Healthy Forests – We work with state and regional agencies to help create healthy forests by focusing on projects that result in much needed young forest growth that nearly all woodland wildlife, not just ruffed grouse and American woodcock, utilize and need at some point in their life-cycle. No other single species however, can serve as a bellwether to healthy forest quite like the ruffed grouse.
Abundant Wildlife – A result of healthy forests, abundant wildlife is the reward for scientific forest management. A benefit to both sportsmen and women and non-sportsmen and women (birders, etc.) alike as non-game wildlife thrive in healthy forests just as much as the game species do.
Conservation Ethic – In addition to young forest habitat creation, our mission is to augment the region’s hunting tradition, which also includes opportunities for regional youth to enjoy the outdoors.