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TX Quail Group Supports NBCI Ag Policy Efforts with $75,000 Grant

Texas Quail Group Supports NBCI Ag Policy Efforts with $75,000 Grant

The Dallas-based, non-profit Park Cities Quail (PCQ) organization has awarded the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) $75,000 to support its efforts to educate federal agriculture policymakers in the nation’s capital regarding farm policy impacts on bobwhite quail and other wildlife species.

“The PCQ assistance is critical,” said NBCI Director Don McKenzie. “The way federal agriculture policy is made and implemented using our tax dollars may be the single most powerful influence on wildlife and wildlife habitat on private lands across America,” McKenzie said. “That policy can be a negative influence or it can be a positive influence. To date, unfortunately, it’s been more of the former for bobwhite quail and a long list of songbirds, pollinators and other wildlife species.

“Park Cities Quail’s support will help us continue our efforts in Washington on behalf of bobwhites, while we seek the additional support required to remain engaged long-term with USDA in, for instance, incorporating common sense changes such as drought-tolerant, wildlife-friendly native grasses in their policies. That could be the single biggest positive step for quail and other wildlife species in decades.”

The NBCI grant was one of 10 totaling $770,000 PCQ awarded to various efforts on bobwhites’ behalf. The funds were raised at the organization’s annual dinner and auction in March in Dallas, which draws 1,000 sportsmen annually. For more information on PCQ and other grants, please visit .