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Funds Available for Bobwhite Restoration in Oklahoma

From the Poca City (OK) News:

NEWKIRK — Farmers and ranchers throughout much of Oklahoma may apply for 2013 Environmental Quality Incentive Program funds for needed grassland management practices that restore critical habitat for Bobwhite Quail, said Rylan West, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist in Newkirk. The Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation have announced a cooperative effort available to farmers and ranchers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. The NRCS and ODWC have been working together to develop a program tailored to the needs of agriculture producers that will restore and enhance critical habitat for the Northern Bobwhite Quail. The Quail Habitat Restoration Initiative was developed to benefit quail and farmers throughout the state, but selected focal areas will receive high priority for funding. These focal areas were selected based on meetings with local resource professionals, local producers, and local habitat conditions.Read more HERE.