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Bobwhite Quail to Benefit from Agency Partnership

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Virginia’s bobwhite quail populations will enjoy improved habitat thanks to a new partnership between agencies that will encourage best land-management practices among non-commercial landowners in the state’s six bobwhite focus areas.

Mike Black, forestry coordinator for the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, enthusiastically endorses the Virginia effort, saying,

“There is no greater opportunity in the historic range of bobwhite quail for habitat restoration than the forested landscape, and reconnecting forests with quail is one of NBCI’s top priorities. We encourage state forestry entities in all 25 NBCI states to join in examining opportunities for wildlife habitat creation on both public and private forestlands in their respective states.”

Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.