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-9 Ad voacoy of aployment of student assistants and for officlal parti- aipation in the "environmental control' method. PLAN FOR RUFFE~D GROUSE AND PRAIRIE CHlICKEN PROJECT' It is desiredeto support the School of Foresty & Conservation of th Univerity of iMichigan, Which evidently oani play only a secondary role in. this project. Also, endeavor should be made to siae-tros.t attempts to inveigle the Conservation Deptment into suh 'hopeless projects as t props tionl anrd disetributifon of AwildR turkeys and Introductin of exotios, with consequen waste of time, money and effort. It i s evident that we should endeavor to mke te most of what we already have, notably nlat ive species suc as ruffed grouse. AwoQdingly, it is planned to promoteq a ruffed grouse and prair'ie chicken project throug cooperaItion of the Univer'sity~, and De- partment and oertain c iaptes o the Michigan Didv ion. There isa a 4,,500 &oare state game. refuge near Midland,i wiih which the Midland,
muskrt, grous. nMd pairie chi.cken. There is a good house on the property, formerly used by the "tkeeper". This loati~on would4 be suitable for' an experiment such as carier.d on now by Dr Gar'di~ner Bumkp of Now York- It I.s proposed4 to have the Wolverine State Chapter and the Chapers t Pontiac, Flint,, Saginaw, Bay City a~nd Midland, aend Grand Rapdsand such oter as my wa~nt to join in, to finance two fe~llow-~ ships ina the School of Forestry & Conservation for conducti~ng a wil~d- land cover' mana~gement project on the Mid4land refuge. This would be a. state proect, but would Illustrate bow, the proeedure of this principal project canm be adapted and applied. VOCA¶TIONAL COURSE AT ML. It, a. It is expected that the Wolveri~ne State Chapter will f inance the four scholarships for the voca~tional field worklers. It is planned to us