Bobwhite Quail Initiative
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
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BQI is a voluntary program that provides private landowners with technical assistance and, on a competitive basis, financial incentives for habitat improvement. It is primarily directed at increasing the abundance of nesting and brood rearing habitat, factors most commonly limiting quail populations across Georgia's landscape. These practices will improve habitats for certain early successional songbird species that are in serious decline, and also reduce soil erosion and improve water quality. Other beneficial aspects may include economic enhancement to local communities from recreational opportunities associated with improved quail hunting and wildlife viewing.