Presenter: Vernon Bevill

Commission Agenda Item No. 9
Quail Plan
November 2002

I. Discussion: The directors of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife agencies recently approved a range-wide recovery plan for the bobwhite quail. The goal of the plan is to restore quail habitat to a level that will support population levels that existed in 1980. For Texas, that means increasing bobwhite numbers by about 480,000 new coveys. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff are coordinating a cooperative effort to take the range-wide plan and step it down to the Texas landscape. This briefing outlines the key thrusts of the Texas Quail Plan, and highlights the means by which staff thinks this population goal can be achieved over the next 25 years.

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