News Around the Nation

Toward this website’s role as the central source for all wild bobwhite conservation information, this page highlights current NBCI/NBTC-related messages, updates and news, as well as assorted other wild quail news items of potential interest from sources around the nation.

A 2012 update of the original 1966 "Introduction Prescribed Fire in Southern Ecosystems" is now available HERE.

The Fall 2012 issue of North Carolina's The Upland Gazette features an article on NBCI by Director Don McKenzie, a landowner success story about restoring wildlife habitat,a description of the duties of Wildlife Commission District Biologists and how they can help citizens, summaries of university research on quail and songbird habitat needs, a feature about piebald deer, and a “how-to” article about the tradition of rabbit trapping in North Carolina.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner and NBCI Management Board Chair Dr. Jon Gassett has been appointed to a three-year term on the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (CLICK HERE), an advisory group established in 2010 by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to advise them on wildlife conservation, habitat conservation and hunting.

Gassett, the immediate past president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and past president of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA), is the only state fish and wildlife agency head among the 18 council appointments made by Salazar and Vilsack.