[CT Birds] State response to Rough Grouse

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Sat Mar 9 09:49:40 EST 2013

One thing to keep in mind is that by virtue of them being a harvested species, it makes them eligible for far more funding than for non-harvested species, which is one reason there has been so many resources going towards creating new habitat for them.  There is dedicated funding that can support habitat management for hunted species.   It is likely the maturation of our woodlands that is the limiting factor for Ruffed Grouse in CT, as they are an early successional species.  Most species dependent upon this habitat type are in serious decline in the state.  There is a lot of work going into improving habitat for Ruffed Grouse and woodcock in the state, both on state lands and at places like private fish and game clubs, which provide 1,000's of acres of critical habitat for birds in the state, both hunted and non-game alike.


Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation

Audubon Connecticut
185 East Flat Hill Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Phone: (203)264-5098 x308

Fax: (203)264-6332

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