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Maintaining Quail and Grassland Bird Habitat in the Agricultural Landscape

Webinar Description: Northern bobwhite quail and many other grassland bird species have experienced significant population declines over the last several decades. Loss of native grassland habitat is one of the primary causes of these declines. The CP33 – Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds is a Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) practice that provides nesting and brooding habitat for quail and other grassland birds on less productive cropland field margins. The CP33 buffer practice can help maintain important native grassland habitat within an agricultural landscape. This webinar will discuss the CP33 practice requirements, their importance on the landscape and how best to establish, manage, and maintain the habitat quality for quail and grassland birds.

Hosted by: Lisa Potter, Private Land Programs Supervisor and Farm Bill Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Lisa received a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Kansas State University and a M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Iowa State University. Prior to her current role, Lisa had the opportunity to work directly with private landowners to assist them in achieving their wildlife habitat objectives. She continues to work on policy development and implementation of state and federal conservation programs in the continued effort to maintain wildlife habitat on private lands.

Throughout her career Lisa has worked to increase wildlife habitat on private land through her involvement in research, conservation program development and federal conservation policy improvements. Lisa has been a member of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee since 2003 and currently serves as Chair of the Agriculture Policy Subcommittee.

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