Internationally known natural resource conservation speaker Shane Mahoney, of Newfoundland, will provide the plenary address to the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) Tuesday, July 28 during its meeting through Thursday. The group will also hear Bridgett Costanzo with the Natural Resources Conservation Service on “The Role of Working Lands for Wildlife in Landscape Conservation.”
Originally scheduled for Arkansas, the 26th annual meeting has been moved to a virtual platform.
Representatives from state wildlife agencies, research institutions and private conservation organizations, NBTC created the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI). It serves in an advisory capacity for NBCI’s work at the regional and national levels on behalf of landscape scale restoration of wild bobwhite quail.
During the week participants will meet in subcommittees based on areas of expertise and interest to cover science, forestry, grasslands/agriculture and communications, and will report their findings to the steering committee at the meeting’s conclusion. State quail coordinators will also meet among themselves during the week to consider additional ways NBCI might assist in furthering their respective state-based restoration efforts.