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Case Study: Protecting the Woodcock

Weyerhaeuser biologist Henning Stabins recently designed a forest habitat project on our Fogg Farm tract, a 1,200-acre parcel in central Maine. To get the project rolling, Wildlife Management Institute biologist Gary Donovan, U.S. Geological Survey woodcock researcher Dan McAuley, and Kevin White of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service joined Stabins for a tour of the Fogg Farm. The effort centered on how commercial timber harvests could be created to favor woodcock and their habitat needs. A mosaic of habitat blocks are being created on a 40-year harvest cycle (approximate) to maintain and enhance suitable conditions that include open grasslands, log landings and other strategically placed small clearings, which function as roosting and courtship areas.

In addition to supporting U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service efforts to survey and track national woodcock population trends, we also work with local educational institutions to provide science learning opportunities and public outreach. This ongoing collaboration is one of many examples of how our scientists work with a variety of partners to ensure our sustainable forestry practices support wildlife habitat.


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