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NBCI to Study Impact of Conservation Reserve Program for FSA

21 Oct

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is contracting with the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) for a $135,000 study of the impact of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on bobwhites and grassland songbirds. The contract comes on the heels of a Memorandum of Understanding between NBCI and FSA last month, which established NBCI’s potential role…

NBCI Issues 7th ‘State of the Bobwhite’ Report

27 Sep
NBCI's Bobwhite Almanac: State of the Bobwhite 2017

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative’s (NBCI) priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill, a review of what the initiative has accomplished under the first three years Pittman-Roberson (Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program) funding, and features on bobwhite restoration work in Arkansas, Florida, Missouri and South Carolina are a few of the highlights of the NBCI’s…

NBCI, FSA Finalize Cooperative Agreement for Bobwhites

12 Sep
NBCI, FSA Finalize Cooperative Agreement for Bobwhites

SANDY, Utah — The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) and the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) finalized an agreement today that paves the way for a closer working relationship on behalf of bobwhite and grassland songbird restoration. The action came at a meeting of the NBCI Management Board during the annual conference of the Association…

Manassas National Battlefield Park Next NPS Unit Joining Bobwhite/Grassland Restoration Efforts

11 Sep

The 5,000-acre Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia, just 30 miles from the nation’s capital, is the next National Park Service (NPS) unit scheduled to work collaboratively with the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) — and the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (DGIF)– on the landscape-scale restoration of grassland ecosystems and bobwhite…

NBCI Agreement with National Park Service Brings New Ally to Bobwhite Restoration

03 Oct
NBCI Singing Quail-1

  Bobwhites, native plant species and pollinators have a new ally in their corner with the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service (NPS). Inked recently at the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies annual meeting in Philadelphia,…