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                                                                                        November 12, 2009

SUBJECT: TCH – Section IV of eFOTG

Purpose. To announce the availability of a new job sheet for managing early successional habitat for American Woodcock.

Expiration Date. September 30, 2010

The Early Successional Habitat & Management for American Woodcock Job Sheet is now available. The job sheet has been posted in eFOTG Section IV – B. Conservation Practices under the folder “”Early Successional Habitat Development and Management”.

In lieu of a habitat evaluation procedure, the job sheet will be used to ensure quality criteria is achieved for this wildlife resource. The job sheet discusses in detail habitat components (i.e., courtship, diurnal-foraging, nesting habitat and roosting habitat) needed by the woodcock, and how these components must be located to maximize use by woodcock. For quality criteria to be satisfied, all woodcock habitat components need to be created or be available and integrated according to guidelines provided in the job sheet. A woodcock-specific habitat evaluation procedure is still under development, but is not ready for use.

Contact. Jeff Norment, Biologist at 207-990-9571 or email

/s/ Juan C. Hernandez

State Conservationist