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12:30 woods walk begins. Highlights - This mixed forest presents three distinct past harvests, one of 38 acres in 1993, one of approximately 100 acres about 45 years ago and the third of about 10 acres last harvested 70 or more years ago. In addition, we will inspect a large beaver pond presenting management issues and wildlife challenges and then we will step over the border onto state land and take a look at a climax forest.

This woods walk will also serve as a Master Forest Owner Refresher.

• Friday Sept. 20, 2013: If you are concerned about wildlife habitat, especially grouse and woodcock habitat, there is a Ruffed Grouse Chapter starting in the North Country.

On Friday Sept. 20, the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold the inaugural Northwood’s Chapter Conservation and Sportsman’s Banquet at Mo’s Pub and Grill in Malone NY. The Ruffed Grouse Society is dedicated to preserving sporting traditions by creating habitat for the ruffed grouse and American woodcock.

So if you like hunting birds and managing wildlife habitat, this is for you. For more information contact Corey Bowen at 518-521-4559.

Rich Redman is a retired District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and an avid outdoorsman. His column will appear regularly. He may be reached at rangeric@nycap.rr.com.

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