National Forests in the South Join Bobwhite Quail Restoration Effort

11 Dec

The U.S. Forest Service’s Southern Region has joined with the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) in efforts to restore wild bobwhite quail at the landscape level. The new memorandum of understanding formalizes existing efforts on five national forests in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and Mississippi. “The Forest Service is already working with us —…

Red Wolves Facing Senate Opposition

06 Dec

Editor’s Note:  This is new SEOPA student member Ben Zino’s first post to appear on the SEOPA website.  The red wolf is a mid-sized canine which has roamed the Southeastern United States for hundreds of years but now may face total extinction at the hands of mankind. These mammals are a keystone species, meaning that they…

Third National Park Joins NBCI Bobwhite Restoration Efforts

06 Dec

The 10,000-acre Chickasaw National Recreation Area in south central Oklahoma has become the third National Park Service (NPS) unit to join forces with the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative — and in this case the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation — to restore grassland ecosystems, including wild bobwhite quail, grassland songbirds and pollinators, to the American…