The South Texas Sand Sheet is a hotspot for bobwhites and quail management is a major economic driver due to recreational interests. Throughout the region, historic overgrazing has negatively impacted native rangelands and corresponding quail habitat. This has led some quail-focused landowners to remove cattle from their land, which often leads to unintended negative consequences, such as the spread of invasive grasses.
East Foundation aims to demonstrate relationships among cattle management, harvest management, and bobwhite productivity through science. Foundation lands, including the Coloraditas Grazing Research Area and Buena Vista Ranch, function as quail laboratories to address critical questions, such as:
East Foundation is committed to conducting research that makes a difference. This research will provide data on bobwhite abundance and management at an operational scale and inform future quail management.
For more information or questions about this project contact Andrea Montalvo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
D. Abraham Woodard, Andrea Montalvo, Leonard A. Brennan, Fidel Hernandez, Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso, Neal Wilkins