Wildlife Research

Wildlife research is the focus of a number of studies, both past and present, on the Research Forests. The earliest wildlife study recorded in our database dates back to 1942-1943; A Comparative Vertebrate Ecology of Typical and Atypical Oak Areas. Through the years the Research Forests have hosted such studies as Blue and Ruffed Grouse distribution, the role of beaver dams in providing fish habitat, Red Tree Vole mobility, butterfly ecology, and Purple Martin conservation. Recent research on invertebrate pollinators and creation of snags for cavity nesters are highlighted below

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