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"Spruce Grouse on Burned Log"

Spruce grouse are often associated with dense spruce/fir forests. But in western Montana, they are often tied to moist sites dominated by lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. As seral tree species, these forests burn fairly often. So the local grouse populations can shift dramatically, moving out of burned habitats and into middle aged forests.

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