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  • Northern Bobwhites and Fire: A Perfect Match

    Welcome to Northern Bobwhites and Fire: A Perfect Match.

    Prescribed fire, bobwhite ecology, and local site conditions need to be aligned for optimal bobwhite population response. This course discusses the context of fire frequency, scale, and seasonality for bobwhite management and restoration.

    You will need an internet connection with the ability to stream videos with sound in order to complete this course.

    OVERVIEW

    Northern Bobwhites and Fire features Dr. James Martin from the University of Georgia.

    In addition to discussing northern bobwhite management and the importance of prescribed fire, Dr. Martin highlights the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) pine savanna program, which has the goal to restore pine savanna on 82,000 acres across seven states using forest thinning, prescribed fire, and native grass restoration. Technical and financial assistance is available to landowners who choose to pursue pine savanna management on that designated landscape.

    Host Institutions: University of Georgia, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, Quail Forever, Working Lands for Wildlife, East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture, Southern Fire Exchange, Joint Fire Science Program, and the University of Florida.

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