“Get to know the habitat where sharptails exist here in Wisconsin because it’s very unique . . . this is about more than sharp-tailed grouse. These barrens habitats in Wisconsin are of global significance.” | Mark Witecha – Wisconsin DNR
Although the sharp-tailed grouse may not be the first grouse species that comes to mind when you envision northern Wisconsin, they are perhaps as symbolic of the area as the more commonly thought of ruffed grouse. The area referred to as the northwest sands territory in Wisconsin represents a habitat and ecosystem that helped to shape the landscape and species which inhabit it.
Joined by Mark Witecha (WI DNR), Bob Hansen (WI DNR) and Dan Eklund (USFS), we discuss this unique landscape, the iconic grouse species that still exists here, the sharp-tailed grouse, and their future.
To Support | Wisconsin Sharp-tailed Grouse Society
To Learn More | Moquah Barrens | Moquah Sharptails | Namekagon Barrens | WI Sharptails
To Attend | Duluth Upland Pint Night
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Nick Larson is brand communications director at Northwoods Collective. He is also the host and creator of the Project Upland Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Duluth, Minnesota. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting. From the northern forests of the upper great lakes to the prairies of the west, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he meets inspire him to go.