From Scott Freidhof, a wildlife biologist with the KDFWR:
These two photos are from the hillside by the wetlands on the Morgan County end of Paintsville. The Habitat Crew is working on dropping about 14 acres here. An additional 16 acres adjacent to the tree felling section was treated with herbicide to kill the trees back in early fall. In total there will be about 30 acres of rejuvenated grouse cover at this location.
Earlier this week, the Habitat Crew dropped about an acre-sized woodlot of trees in a bottom along the Levisa Fork River at Fishtrap Lake WMA. This is just the beginning of some woodcock habitat improvement along the river there. We will plant shrubs at this site to maintain the longterm cover type that woodcock need.