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National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

NBCI is the most comprehensive interstate effort on behalf of a resident game bird in the history of wildlife management.

Headquartered at the University of Tennessee's Institute of Agriculture, NBCI is a coalition of 25 state fish & wildlife agencies, various conservation groups a...nd academic research institutions dedicated to working together at a national/range-wide level to restore bobwhite quail.  Our mission is habitat-based restoration of viable populations of wild bobwhite quail at a landscape level.

NBCI includes:

  1. a massive online database of habitat ranking information for 600 million acres across 25 states;
  2. a suite of online tools to assist biologists in identifying, planning and implementing quail habitat projects;
  3. a small team of specialists to work at the regional and national level to assist the states in meeting their objectives and quantifying their accomplishments.

Contact Information Contact Information
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty
Communications Director
274 Ellington Plant Sciences Building
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN  37996
Phone: 865-974-7281
Cell Phone: 865-712-2895

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  • Tennessee
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  • West Virginia
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