Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-3 : County, State and Foreign Files

				
 
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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