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

 

23rd NBTC Proceedings

“The 23rd Annual Meeting of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) was held in Knoxville, Tennessee July 25-26, 2017 as a part of the Joint Quail Conference (JQC). The 23rd was unique in being held in conjunction with the 8th National Quail Symposium (Quail 8) which occupied all of July 27-28. On July 26, the NBTC meeting ended and Quail 8 started with a joint poster session which was held in the Knoxville Sunsphere. An Eyeworm Workshop was held on Thursday evening July 27 as an adjunct to NBTC and the Quail 8 symposium.

The JQC was attended by ~300 individuals from ~30 states and Mexico. There was a broad mix of state and Federal agency personnel and university faculty and students. There was ample opportunity for quail enthusiasts from throughout North America to interact during the NBTC. A survey of registrants is planned to better measure opinions on this joint meeting but anecdotally the meetings were given complementary comments.

The [attached PDF includes] the reports that have been officially submitted by the NBTC Steering Committee and each of the standing NBTC subcommittees. These reports are mostly presented the way they were submitted with only some light editing. There is a separate report on Firebird Awards and on the Eyeworm Workshop.”

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/USDA-FSA MOU 2017

The attached document serves as the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency and the University of Tennessee National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative.

NBTC Bylaws (2017)

The bylaws of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee updated as of July 2017.

NBCI P-R Report (June 2017)

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative is a multi-state project funded in part through compiled Wildlife Restoration (also known as Pittman-Robertson, or P-R) grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and several participating states, under the authority of the Federal Aid in Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. This document is the annual report for July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 required by agreements with the following state agencies: 

  • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
  • Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism
  • Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  • New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife
  • Ohio Division of Wildlife
  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission
  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2016

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2016 IS HERE! 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 Nick Wiley, Executive Director of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Introduction by Don McKenzie, Director of NBCI
  • Quail Tracks
  • Achievements
  • Quail 8
  • “Natives First” Launches
  • Pea Ridge: Creative Approach to Monitoring in Arkansas
  • Mid-Contract Management Key to CP33 Value
  • Decades of Habitat Change on a Kentucky Farm
  • USFS Joins Bobwhite Restoration
  • www.QuailCount.org a Major Step for State Priorities
  • Oklahoma Research
  • State Conservation Reports
  • NBCI State Agency Bobwhite Habitat Inventory Index
  • Status of Bobwhite Hunting