Conservation

“Understanding Chukar Country” with Biologist Dominic Bachman- Upchukar Podcast Episode 88

Exploring variants in chukar habitat across states with biologist Dominic Bachman Dominic Bachman- Biologist and…

A pheasant rooster calls in a field.
What is the Call of the Uplands Initiative?

Uncovering Pheasants Forever’s Groundbreaking Initiative to Save Upland Birds and Habitat WASHINGTON D.C. – The…

A ruffed grouse on a tree limb in a working forest.
Science Can Save the Future of Upland Game

Opening Letter of Spring 2021 Issue of Project Upland Magazine Science-based management is something the…

A sage grouse in Wyoming
Current Status of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) and Sage Grouse

Although the 116th Congress was historic for its dedication to wildlife conservation, one major bill…

A sage grouse standing out in the open Sage Steppe
Impacts of Pipeline Projects on Upland Game Birds

From the negative impacts of pipeline projects on sage grouse to the short-term gains for…

Aldo Leopold the conservationist with his hunting dogs.
Aldo Leopold: Philosopher of Foresters and Grouse Hunter

Understanding Aldo Leopold: a Founding Father of Conservation and Passionate Ruffed Grouse Hunter Aldo Leopold…

A health hen photo from 1929
The Unfortunate Story of the Heath Hen (Tympanuchus cupido cupido)

How this Eastern prairie chicken known as the Heath Hen became extinct despite our efforts…

A sage grouse stands on a lek in the snow
The Fight for Sage Grouse with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers

The fight for sage grouse is one of the most critical battlegrounds for upland game…

A wild turkey walks in a field
West Nile Virus Impact on Wild Turkeys

A look into the Wild Turkey West Nile Research Project and the future steps. Until…

A sharp-tailed grouse dances on lek in Wisconsin
Modernizing Sharp-Tailed Grouse Lek Survey Methods

Spying on sharp-tailed grouse with trail cameras in Wisconsin. About a year ago, I attended…

Dr. Ben Jones of the Ruffed Grouse Society with an English setter
Ben Jones President and CEO of the Ruffed Grouse Society – Champion of the Bellwether

The Dr. Ben Jones story is bigger than just the ruffed grouse . Ben Jones…

Passenger pigeon vintage bird lithograph - James De Kay, Zoology of NY
The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

Learning about bird species extinction from the passenger pigeon. Unless you’re pretty conservation-minded, you may…

Creative Director of Project Upland with his bird dog.
What We Can do for the Ruffed Grouse Society

An Open Appeal from the recent Ruffed Grouse Society #HealthyForests film featuring Project Upland Creative…

A ruffed grouse sitting in a tree
Can We Stop the Decline of the Ruffed Grouse?

The Future of Ruffed Grouse and the Health of North American Forests are at a…

A sage grouse flying to new cover
Sage Grouse Habitat Impact of Conifers

Combating the Spread of Conifer Trees to Save Sage Grouse Most people assume that more…

A grouse takes flight on a prairie
What Defines the Grouse (Galliformes) Family?

Similarities and Differences within the Grouse Family of North America, also known as Galliformes. The…

A bird hunter loads his shotgun with lead shot.
The Science Behind Lead Shot and the Effects on Upland Birds

Looking at both sides of the lead shot debate and its effects on the environment.…

A biologist hunting bobwhite quail on native quail habitat.
How Native Prairies Can Help Save Bobwhite Quail

A recent study in Missouri suggests quail management may have to change to account for…

A group of sharp-tailed grouse feed in a tree during cold weather.
How Climate Change is Affecting Sharp-tailed Grouse

A Look into the Factual Science of Sharp-tailed Grouse and their Future I grew up…

A male prairie chicken doing a mating dance in Nebraska.
The Boom Heard Across the Prairie

A chance to watch the spring mating rites of the Greater Prairie-Chicken. The genus name…

a sharp-tailed grouse dancing in a field during bird counts.
Understanding How Bird Counts are Conducted

Understanding all aspects of North American bird counts. Whether we like to admit it or…