Regenerating Forests for Healthy Wildlife Habitats

“The Grouse Machine” serves “The King” – and in the process, various habitants of Michigan’s forests benefit.

The machine is a Caterpillar skid steer with a forestry-mulching head that the Ruffed Grouse Society uses to create habitat for the organization’s namesake bird, nicknamed “The King” because of its elusiveness and wildness.

An operator drives the equipment, grinding up overgrown plants. This reinvigorates habitat and allows new growth that feeds and provides cover for grouse, as well as other crucial species including American woodcock, elk, migratory songbirds and white-tailed deer. read more >>