Bobwhites on the Brink

Welcome to the five-part series “Bobwhites on the Brink.” For several months, NBCI worked with a syndicated public TV show, This American Land, to examine the “big picture” of the bobwhite decline in settings that once produced copious quantities of quail and no longer do – forests, row crop farming and cattle grazing. For examples of each we visited South Carolina (forestry), Texas and Kentucky (livestock grazing), and Kansas (row crop agriculture) to see how these activities have changed over the decades and how public and private landowners, and public policy makers can make room for bobwhites and other grassland birds once again.