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Natural Resources Science


The University of Rhode Island has conducted many studies of the habitat use of American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) in Rhode Island, USA. In 2020 we developed a new geographic information system (GIS) tool based on our previous research to identify sites in Rhode Island where forest clearcutting to create young forest habitat would have the most positive effect for American woodcock. We believe that our new tool is effective, and that it helps landowners identify the best locations on their properties to improve woodcock habitat. This report provides public access to the GIS rasters of the tool and to an article providing more details about how the tool was created.