NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2018

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac/State of the Bobwhite Report is an annual publication of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) to provide a range-wide snapshot of population, hunting and conservation status of the northern bobwhite, as well as looks at efforts underway to reverse the bobwhite decline.

Table of Contents:

  • Foreword by Jim Douglas, Director of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  • Introduction by Don McKenzie, Director of NBCI
  • Quail Tracks: Brief but important snapshots of quail activity in NBCI partner states
  • Achievements
  • Conservation: Arkansas Golf Course Boasts Native Prairie, a Variety of “Birdies”
  • Conservation: Delaware Hunters Can’t Hear the Turkeys for the Quail
  • Working Lands for Wildlife
  • Moving Wild Bobwhites
  • NBCI Coordinated Implementation Program Update
  • “Natives First” Gaining Traction in Washington, DC and on the Ground
  • State Conservation Reports
  • NBCI State Agency Bobwhite Habitat Inventory Index
  • Bobwhite Hunting Report

 

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2017

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac/State of the Bobwhite Report is an annual publication of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) to provide a range-wide snapshot of population, hunting and conservation status of the northern bobwhite, as well as looks at efforts underway to reverse the bobwhite decline.

Table of Contents:

  • Foreword by Gregory Johnson, Commissioner of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
  • Introduction by Don McKenzie, Director of NBCI
  • Quail Tracks
  • Achievements
  • NBCI Director’s Update: Sportsmen-Funded Experiment Creates Bobwhite Conservation Milestone
  • Conservation Spotlight
    • Arkansas: Bobwhite Renaissance Sweeps “The Natural State”
    • Florida: The Upland Ecosystem Restoration Project Making a Difference in “The Sunshine State”
    • Missouri: Private Land Quail Focal Areas Make a Difference
    • South Carolina: Partnerships Key in State’s Push to Revive Bobwhites to Early ‘80s Level
  • Advocacy: NBCI an Active Participant in Farm Bill Discussions
  • Grasslands: Can Livestock Be the Answer to Bobwhite Recovery?
  • Science: NBCI Information Network Build-Out Progressing
  • Science: Habitat Management Shows Its Worth
  • State Conservation Reports
  • NBCI State Agency Bobwhite Habitat Inventory Index
  • Status of Bobwhite Hunting

NBCI – The Comprehensive Guide to Creating, Improving & Managing Bobwhite Habitat

This comprehensive, illustrated guide provides the latest approaches and techniques to create, improve and manage habitat for wild bobwhites in grassland, rangeland, pastureland, southern pine forest, oak and mixed woodland and reclaimed mineland settings from experts around the range. Note, there are purposeful duplications in many sections because multiple techniques can be applied in various settings. The duplication allows users to print the entire 88-page guide and use without flipping back and forth to reference various practices, or to simply print the section(s) most appropriate to user interests. All applicable practices are included in each section!

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2015

NBCI’s annual report on the “state of the bobwhite” features stories on NBCI Making Conservation History, South Texas being designated as the first-ever legacy landscape, and feature success stories on New Jersey, Louisiana, Kentucky, the national pine restoration initiative, and Tennessee.

A Bobwhite Revival

Quantities of this 2015 brochure distributed in hard copy format to the 25 state quail coordinators is an overview of what NBCI is and how it works, the tools at its disposal and the strategies involved in the restoration of wild quail at the landscape level.