The bobwhite quail and the suite of other species in peril won’t survive as part of America’s landscape without a larger community working toward the goal. Here are a few things you can do to help:
- First, spread the word about the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative by sharing this website with friends and acquaintances who care about bobwhites and other grassland species being wiped out by destruction of their habitat.
- Donate dollars to the cause through the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) Foundation. Please contact us if you’re interested in establishing an endowment to help support what is sure to be a long-term effort.
- Keep current with efforts to save the bobwhite by subscribing to NBCI news releases and the NBCI blog, and encourage others to do the same.
- NBCI is an organized effort by the states for the states, so contact your state’s Quail Coordinator to tell them you support their efforts to restore quail to America’s landscape and ask them how you can help.
- Join one of the non-governmental grassroots organizations, like Quail Forever, Quail and Upland Wildlife Foundation, Quail Coalition, or the National Wild Turkey Federation (yes, they have a effort on the quail’s behalf!) and put your boots on the ground to help restore habitat in areas targeted by your state.
- See if any members of your Congressional delegation are members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus. If so, contact them about the bobwhite’s plight and the NBCI.
- Contact your local county extension office and ask them what they are doing to promote improved quail habitat with agricultural interests in the county.
- Ask your state forestry commission how they are working with the state’s wildlife biologists to manage state forests in a way that will help recover wild quail populations.