Quail Unlimited Receives Conservation Leadership Partner Award

Quail Unlimited Receives Conservation Leadership Partner Award

US Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management presents award at the 71st North American Wildlife Natural Resources Conference

Columbus, OH (March 30, 2006)-- Quail Unlimited recently received the prestigious Conservation Partner Award at the 71st North American Wildlife Natural Resources Conference in Columbus, Ohio. This joint US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management award honors an organization for their outstanding leadership in the development and implementation of conservation programs and activities that directly benefit fish, wildlife and/or native plants on public lands.

In his opening remarks, Dwight Fielder, BLM Division Chief: Fish, Wildlife and Rare Plants stated that Quail Unlimited and the USFS and BLM had been partners since 1988. Hundreds of mutually beneficial habitat improvement projects have been accomplished affecting tens of thousands of acres. From 1993 to 2005 alone, over 501 projects have been implemented. For each federal dollar spent, Quail Unlimited matched that dollar with $2.50, mostly from their chapters and members.


Although the primary goal of Quail Unlimited is to improve habitat for wild quail, the organization extended its goal to include habitat enhancement for many upland game bird species. Several species that are Federal candidates for listing as threatened or endangered have benefited through this partnership, including Gunnison sage-grouse and lesser prairie chicken. Moreover, the success of Quail Unlimited is demonstrated by its mountain quail restoration that resulted in the withdrawal of a petition to federally list the species as threatened with extinction.


At the heart of Quail Unlimited programs are its local chapters. Since its inception in 1981, local chapters of Quail Unlimited have strived to make QU known as "America's Leader in Quail Conservation". Quail Unlimited has a positive impact at all levels, from local to national, with its habitat projects. Local chapters also host conservation field days to demonstrate conservation practices and workshops to introduce participants to game bird management in their local area. Quail Unlimited has several exceptional youth and volunteer programs aimed at engaging young people and local citizens in quail conservation work.

Fielder concluded his remarks by stating that "the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management were extremely proud to recognize Quail Unlimited for their long-term dedication to conservation."


The award was presented by Sally Collins, US Forest Service Associate Chief; Kathleen Clarke, Director of the Bureau of Land Management; and Gale Norton, Secretary, US Department of the Interior.


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Cowboy Fernandez Commemorative Yentzen Classic Duck Call

Cowboy Fernandez Commemorative Yentzen Classic Duck Call

As Groves, Texas duck call maker Sure-Shot Game Calls celebrates their 60th anniversary during 2019, company CEO Charlie Holder shows off the limited edition Yentzen Classic aimed at commemorating the life and times of company founder Jim 'Cowboy' Fernandez. With a special autographed box and a laser engraved call body, the Cowboy Classic is a perfect way to honor the legacy of the 1959 world duck calling champ and inventor of the double-reed duck call.

Wentz Bros Outdoors - Throwback Waterfowl

Wentz Bros Outdoors - Throwback Waterfowl

This video is a classic! Take a front row seat with Carson as he hunted back in college. The clips are all either filmed with a GoPro or cell phone!

Arkansas Snow Geese

Arkansas Snow Geese

Wildfowl Editor Skip Knowles took this short video showing all the Snow Geese flying. Let's just say, he had a very good hunt!

Puppy Training Getting Started

Puppy Training Getting Started

Puppy Training Getting Started

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

As Groves, Texas duck call maker Sure-Shot Game Calls celebrates their 60th anniversary during 2019, company CEO Charlie Holder shows off the limited edition Yentzen Classic aimed at commemorating the life and times of company founder Jim 'Cowboy' Fernandez. With a special autographed box and a laser engraved call body, the Cowboy Classic is a perfect way to honor the legacy of the 1959 world duck calling champ and inventor of the double-reed duck call. Calls

Cowboy Fernandez Commemorative Yentzen Classic Duck Call

Lynn Burkhead - January 28, 2019

As Groves, Texas duck call maker Sure-Shot Game Calls celebrates their 60th anniversary during...

SITKA Gear waterfowl product manager Jim Saubier shows off the Bozeman, Montana company's full line-up of women's waterfowl hunting gear for 2019. From warm and moisture wicking base layers to water and windproof outer layers, this is a complete system for women who love to chase fall and wintertime ducks and geese across the four flyways! Clothing & Waders

New SITKA Women's Waterfowl Lineup for 2019

Lynn Burkhead - January 28, 2019

SITKA Gear waterfowl product manager Jim Saubier shows off the Bozeman, Montana company's full...

Let's face it, that old mud motor from two years ago isn't cuttin' it any longer.

Of course, it Boats

8 Best Mud Motors for 2016

David Hart - May 26, 2016

Let's face it, that old mud motor from two years ago isn't cuttin' it any longer. Of course,...

Jim Orth needed'a simple blind for hunting Lake St. Clair. A staffing recruiter and outfitter from How-To

Building a Duck Boat Blind on a Budget

Mike Marsh - May 10, 2016

Jim Orth needed'a simple blind for hunting Lake St. Clair. A staffing recruiter and outfitter...

See More Trending Articles

More Conservation

 Canadian Geese are one of the few bird species that are able to digest grass, so they do well on Conservation

Resident Geese: Are There Too Many?

David Hart - December 01, 2015

Canadian Geese are one of the few bird species that are able to digest grass, so they do well...

David Hart breaks down the numbers and why you're seeing more specks overhead. Conservation

The Specklebelly Boom

David Hart - January 16, 2019

David Hart breaks down the numbers and why you're seeing more specks overhead.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has now released their much anticipated 2018 duck numbers report. Conservation

BREAKING: 2018 Duck Numbers Down, Still Healthy

Lynn Burkhead - August 21, 2018

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has now released their much anticipated 2018 duck numbers...

Don't lose your ducks! Managing the predator population has been proven to boost bird numbers. Conservation

Predator Control to Boost Bird Numbers

Brad Fitzpatrick

Don't lose your ducks! Managing the predator population has been proven to boost bird numbers.

See More Conservation

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Wildfowl subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now