Trescott/CCLC: Welcome Social and Presentation Historic and Current Research on Grouse and American Woodcock at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Friday, May 25

6 – 8 pm

Dr. Erik Blomberg

Includes dinner, $20 per person
(Soups, breads, salad, and dessert)

Dr. Blomberg (University of Maine in Orono) leads a research project on grouse and woodcock in eastern Maine. The most recent woodcock study involves GPS transmitters that send the location of a bird every few days, providing valuable information on fall and spring migration and wintering habitat. Several of these birds were captured at Moosehorn last fall. Working with wildlife biologists at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, he has been leading a three-year research project involving tagged grouse.

From a historical perspective, much of what is known today about the woodcock is based on research done at Moosehorn beginning in the late 1930s. A number of radio telemetry projects here have looked at summer and fall survival, sources of predation, and habitat preferences. In the 1990s Moosehorn staff pioneered the use of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The USF&WS National Training Center still uses Moosehorn data when teaching GIS courses.

A light supper of soup and salad, breads, and dessert accompanies the presentation.

Where to start:  The CCLC is located at 10 Commissary Point Road in Trescott Township, between the towns of Whiting and Lubec, in the Cobscook Bay region of Downeast Maine. Easily accessible from Route 1 in Whiting, take Route 189 toward Lubec and Campobello Island, New Brunswick. After 1.8 miles, turn left on Commissary Point Road. The CCLC is the first driveway on the left.