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Habitat Hero’s: Bringing Back the Bobwhite with Native Habitat

If there was a podcast that would help to reiterate our philosophy of habitat management, this one is it! We sit down with Frank Loncarich, of the Missouri Department of Conservation to discuss his years of devotion to managing grasslands in the Midwest for upland birds. Grab your notebook and a pen, you are gonna need it!

Throughout the podcast, we cover Frank’s history of managing and studying bobwhite quail on native grasslands. We discuss reproduction rates on various landscapes, the value of woody cover, forb production, native grasses, and bobwhite quail movement patterns. Frank drives home the value of diversity in vegetation to provide quail the habitat that they need to persist and increase population rates.

In addition, Frank provides us with the top few management suggestions for landowners looking to increase quail numbers on their farms. Some of these topics include shrub plantings, native grass plantings, timber harvests, and predator management. Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand

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