Only a small portion of the original 2.3 million acres of Wisconsin Pine Barrens remain today. The sharp-tailed grouse is a Wisconsin Pine Barrens indicator species and has, consequently, shown a marked population decline. At the northern extent of this landscape are the Moquah Barrens, a natural gem on the Bayfield peninsula that hosts a fragile population of sharp-tailed grouse.
Tom Doolittle will discuss this globally imperiled ecosystem and the management and ecology of sharp-tailed grouse in the Moquah Barrens. Tom will also discuss the landscape scale habitat restoration effort taking place throughout northwest Wisconsin.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands and the Chequamegon Audubon Society.