Ruffed Grouse Society seeks volunteers for habitat project near Cross Fork

Ruffed Grouse Society seeks volunteers for habitat project near Cross Fork

The Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society is seeking volunteers to help plant native trees and shrubs on state forest land in Potter County Saturday, April 27.

The tree-planting project coincides with Arbor Day weekend and is part of the Greenlick Grouse and Woodcock Habitat Project near Cross Fork. The project is aimed at creating young forest habitat vital to ruffed grouse, woodcock and dozens of other wildlife species. The Ruffed Grouse Society, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and Shell Appalachia have established a  partnership to carry out the multi-year project habitat initiative on Susquehannock State Forest.

Planting bars, beverages, and lunch will be provided. Participants will meet at Ole Bull State Park at 9 a.m. before traveling to the project site.

Those interested in assisting with the workday are asked to email RGS chapter habitat coordinator Joe Sulikoski at kjoesul@ptd.net to ensure adequate lunch supplies and planting tools are available.

Volunteer organizations, students seeking community service hours and conservation-oriented groups are welcome to join the RGS and its partners to help create healthy forests on public lands.

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