The Ruffed Grouse Society of Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing woodland habitat for ruffed grouse, woodcock and other forest wildlife.
The distinctive drumming of the ruffed grouse is music to the ears of avid bird hunters and wildlife enthusiasts alike. It is, however, a sound heard in fewer and fewer locations as suburban sprawl, expanding agriculture and commercial development rob this elusive game bird of habitat. As man builds to accommodate the expansion of his own race, the habitat of the ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other forest wildlife is seriously threatened.
Ruffed grouse are considered a "bell weather species" that reflects the overall health of the environment. We are searching for ways to assist the grouse, primarily by improving habitat. By improving habitat for ruffed grouse, we enhance food and cover for the hundreds of other game and non-game species of wildlife that share the grouse's forest home. The chapters located across Canada are a vital link in our network and support of all concerned is needed. For nearly two decades, RGS has been actively establishing management projects throughout Canada. Ensuring healthy woodlands and thriving populations of forest wildlife in the years to come is no easy task. To meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, we must promote initiatives that create healthy and diverse forests. The Ruffed Grouse Society concentrates exclusively on the creation and maintenance of young forest habitat. Our Mission grows increasingly more important as young forests continue to be replaced by alternative land use and mono-cultures. Today far too little forest habitat is made up of young, vigorous growth where wildlife, such as the Ruffed Grouse, American Woodcock, Deer and many songbirds flourish.