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This unique heritage is fading, as bobwhites and their grassland wildlife kin decline severely almost everywhere they occur:

Even after 75 years of accumulated bobwhite research.
Even after major wildlife management success stories for wood ducks, wild turkey, bald eagles and many other species.
Even after thousands of miscellaneous local projects over the years by state wildlife agencies, private organizations and landowners.

Bobwhite restoration is major "unfinished business" of wildlife conservation. It is time for serious teamwork. Now.

Across the bobwhite's range, 25 state wildlife agencies* and their partners have crafted a unified national strategy — the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI). The NBCI strategic plan establishes the first-ever national vision, roadmap and unified effort for quail restoration.

The initiative now is committed to providing crucial national leadership, coordination and capacity to help state wildlife agencies and all our partners accelerate implementation of the strategic recovery plan for wild bobwhite quail.

If you have the requisite vision and means to make a big difference … if you want be a part of wildlife management history … if you want to leave a lasting legacy … Welcome to the Bobwhite Foundation.

*Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Missouri Department of Conservation, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Pennsylvania Game Commission, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources