Road Improvements Benefit Wild Turkeys

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Deer, turkey, and grouse habitat on public land in North Carolina are being better managed thanks to a cooperative effort between Wildlife Forever and the U.S. Forest Service. The groups joined forces to share the cost of improving roads into the Gentry Branch of the Pisgah National Forest. Higher quality roads will make it possible to better manage wildlife habitat. The project focused on four miles of roads in a 1,325-acre area that was rich in game, especially deer and turkey, but needed improvements to increase its ruffed grouse potential. The new roads allow for timber to be harvested and regenerated on an 8 to 12 year cycle, which benefits ruffed grouse.