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Managing Small Woodlands For Grouse

Ruffed Grouse peaking through the Quakeys

Article Image for Managing Small Woodland For Grouse The Northwest has six of the ten species of North American grouse. Three of the species are found in forested areas and may be impacted by operations on small woodlands.

Forest grouse of the Northwest include the ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus), the blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus), and the Franklin’s or spruce grouse (Dendragapus canadensis). The spruce grouse range is the most northerly of the three. Spruce grouse occur mostly in Canada and Alaska.

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