Seeding and planting hemlock for ruffed grouse cover
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Seeding and planting hemlock for ruffed grouse cover by James S. Jordan

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Published by Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Upper Darby, Pa .
Written in English


  • Wildlife habitat improvement,
  • Reforestation,
  • Ruffed grouse,
  • Eastern hemlock

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Edition Notes

Statementby James S. Jordan and Ward M. Sharp.
SeriesResearch paper NE -- 83.
ContributionsSharp, Ward M., 1904-
The Physical Object
Pagination17 p. :
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17615818M

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  General Ruffed Grouse Habitat. Since ruffed grouse can and do survive across Canada, the northern half of our country, and even down into Georgia along the Appalachian Mountains, the habitats vary greatly. But while the exact plant species are different, the same basic concept applies: thick : Ryan Lisson. hemlock is a slow-growing tree that may take to years to reach maturity and may live for years or more. Management Eastern hemlock generally does not tolerate nutrient-poor soils, wet File Size: KB.   Quality habitat for ruffed grouse, on the other hand, includes a combination of different aged aspen stands, including a portion in young, dense forest for overhead cover from raptors. They rarely use open fields. While wild turkey and ruffed grouse share some foods, their diets differ enough to prevent substantial competition. Wildlife: White clover is an excellent forage plant for wildlife. Leaves are grazed by white-footed voles, bears, moose, mule and white-tailed deer and blue grouse. Seeds are eaten by northern bobwhite, bufflehead, American coot, sage grouse, ruffed grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, horned lark, mallard, gray partridge, greater.

TABLE 2 - RUFFED GROUSE WILDLIFE HABITAT RATING CRITERIA - QUALITY OF HABITAT ELEMENTS Existing Planned A-1 4 A-2 0 A-3 2 A-4 1 OR B-1 5 B-2 4 B-3 3 B-4 2 B-5 1 C-1 2 C-2 1 C-3 0 C-3 As in "A-1" but is not maintained. A Plant Species Available Management C-1 As in "A-1" C-2 As in "A-3" or "A-4" A-2 Occurs as in "A-1" but is. Wildlife: Ruffed grouse Food: Catkins Eastern Hemlock Tsuga canadensis Medium-Large ’ Moderate Shallow Lateral Full/Part Shade Dry or Moist, Acidic Cool, moist uplands, ravines, rock outcrops, streambanks Wildlife: Black-capped chickadee, blue and green warblers, crossbill, hawks, juncos, pine siskin, ruffed grouse, veery, wild turkey. According to Zagata, AMPAC will produce a 6 pound bag of seed designed specifically for the grouse trail mix. The 6 pound bag will easily seed acre of ground. Planting instructions are printed right on the bag. The mix will sell for $ per pound, or $30 per bag plus shipping . Ruffed grouse snow-roost when snow cover is deeper than 10 inches and of a light, powdery consistency. Dense hardwood saplings, young oaks that retain leaves, and spruce and balsam fir are used as cover during the winter. Conifers are considered essential winter habitat where snow depths typically preclude snow Size: KB.