It's been an interesting winter so far, with many new initiatives for habitat work brewing and a number of interesting opportunities for many of you. Especially in southern New England, what's been a relatively quiet period of building constituencies and support is soon to result in more forest habitat improvement. In northern New England and New York, successes of past years have self-generated a greater amount of independent work by our agency and land-management partners which, ultimately, should be the goal of an advocacy organization...to make itself fundamentally "unnecessary" on the basis of its success. However, seeing no apparent endpoint to the need to promote and support sound forest management for ruffed grouse, American woodcock, scores of declining songbirds and other wildlife using young forest habitat, we're not betting we'll be "done" soon! So then, take heart...we're not through yet and continue to count on you, and thank you for, providing your inputs of funding, volunteer effort and advocacy that make implementing our mission possible.