Welcome, everyone, to our eighth edition of The Bobwhite Bulletin, your annual update on the status of Virginia’s Quail Recovery Initiative (QRI), a cooperative effort to restore early successional habitat and the Northern Bobwhite population in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our exciting work is on-going and this newsletter will highlight selected thoughts, ideas and projects from our five Private Lands Wildlife Biologists (PLWBs) and Team Leaders. Native grass forages and our new Working Lands for Wildlife program are just a few of our featured topics this time around. Along these lines, this year’s edition of The Bulletin features a guest article written by J.B. Daniel, Forage and Grassland Agronomist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. We are excited to feature this article from J.B., one of our state’s top forage experts, as an encouragement to producers to incorporate natives into their rotation and thereby help their bottom line. Nesting habitat for quail and songbirds is just a wonderful side benefit!
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries publication.