Conservation Matters September 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Quail decline webinars to discuss restoration and monitoring

Quail decline webinars to discuss restoration and monitoring

Texans concerned with the widespread decline of wild quail across the state can learn about measures to stop the loss by tuning in to a series of fall webinars.

The next webinars are set for Oct. 9 and Nov. 13 and are a collaborative effort of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The series is part of the Reversing the Quail Decline in Texas Initiative, coordinated by Dr. Jim Cathey, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist at College Station, and Dr. Dale Rollins, retired AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, San Angelo.

The webinars, all slated from noon to 1 p.m., can be found at www.forestrywebinars.net.

Cathey said the Oct. 9 webinar will discuss successful quail habitat restoration efforts, while the Nov. 13 webinar will focus on the Texas Quail Index, a statewide monitoring effort by landowners, AgriLife Extension agents and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists to evaluate quail populations and the factors that affect them.

For more information, contact Cathey at 979.845.7471 or jccathey@tamu.edu, and see the original AgriLife Today news release.

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