The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) has collected on its website links to five educational webinars related to the latest science-based habitat management strategies for bobwhite quail for easier user access. NBCI sponsored the webinars, sometimes with other partners and presenters, over the past several months. The webinars reflect some of NBCI’s key strategic priorities in wild bobwhite restoration.
“These webinars, which were originally broadcast for us and then housed by Southern Regional Extension Forestry, remain a valuable resource for wildlife managers, foresters and land managers,” said Dr. Pat Keyser, NBCI Interim Director. “And there is turnover of personnel involved in the bobwhite management arena, as in any other field, so there is always a new and continuing audience for these efforts.”
There are five available webinars:
- Managing Oak Forests for Bobwhite Quail (Dr. Dwayne Elmore, Oklahoma State University)
- Maintaining Quail and Grassland Bird Habitat in the Agricultural Landscape (Lisa Potter, Missouri Department of Conservation)
- Understory Herbicides for Bobwhites and Other Wildlife (Ryan Mitchell, The Longleaf Alliance)
- Native Vegetation Investments Pay Conservation Dividends (Jef Hodges, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative)
- Forest Management for Northern Bobwhite Quail (Steve Chapman, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative)
All five webinars can be accessed at https://bringbackbobwhites.org/category/the-bobwhite-library/webinars/. (Continuing education credits are still available for Managing Oak Forests for Bobwhite Quail.)
Headquartered at the University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture/Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, NBCI is a science and habitat-based initiative of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) to elevate bobwhite quail recovery from an individual state-by-state proposition to a coordinated, range-wide leadership endeavor to restore wild bobwhites on a landscape scale. The committee is comprised of representatives of 25 state wildlife agencies, various academic research institutions and private conservation organizations. Support for NBCI is provided by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program, state wildlife agencies, the Joe Crafton Family Endowment for Quail Initiatives, the University of Tennessee, Quail & Upland Game Alliance, Park Cities Quail and Roundstone Native Seed.
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