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WLFW East Region Conservation Series

WLFW East Region Conservation Series

Tune in this Thursday, February 8th, at 11:30 am CST for the next webinar in our Conservation Series! This week's topic will cover "How to do a Pollinator Outreach Event" with speaker Cat Beall with Pheasants Forever. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/ykxskkay

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WLFW East Region Conservation Series

WLFW East Region Conservation Series

Tune in this Thursday, January 11th, at 11:30 am CST for the next webinar in our Conservation Series! This week's topic will cover "Pollinators & Forestland: Underappreciated Pollinator Habitat" with speaker Kass Urban-Mead of the Xerces Society. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/ykxskkay

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Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, and WLFW East Region Webinar Series

Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, and WLFW East Region Webinar Series

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever, in partnership with USDA-NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife, has reformed the WLFW Pollinator Conservation webinar series to include broader topics and changed platforms to Zoom. This series aims to enhance understanding, confidence, and knowledge of conservation concepts. It is designed for conservation professionals working in the WLFW East Region. NRCS staff and partner organizations are welcome to attend (click image for more details), so please feel free to share it with your field staff.

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Can Agriculture and Biodiversity Coexist?

Can Agriculture and Biodiversity Coexist?

To free up land for biodiversity conservation while satisfying growing food demand, techno-optimist narratives suggest indefinitely increasing agricultural productivity, including through massive pesticide use. But this view, which has made its way from an academic niche into corporate and policy-making circles, overlooks the complexity of natural ecosystems and the market dynamics that regulate access to food.

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USDA Accepts Nearly 2.7 Million Acres in Grassland CRP Signup

USDA Accepts Nearly 2.7 Million Acres in Grassland CRP Signup

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 19, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting offers for nearly 2.7 million acres from agricultural producers and private landowners through this year’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grassland signup. This program allows producers and landowners to continue grazing and haying practices while protecting grasslands and further CRP conservation efforts. Grassland CRP is part of the Biden-Harris administration’s broader effort to address climate change and conserve natural resources. This year’s signup results include more than 144,000 acres in Texas.

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Quail Forever Hires Lauren Stamm as Southwest Regional Rep

Quail Forever Hires Lauren Stamm as Southwest Regional Rep

Quail Forever is proud to announce the hiring of Lauren Stamm as a regional representative in the southwest United States. In her new role, Stamm will provide support for dedicated members and volunteers throughout Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, working closely with local chapters to improve public and private lands conservation efforts for quail and other wildlife.

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Webinar: Native Warm-Season Grass Forages and Grazing Management for Bobwhites

Webinar: Native Warm-Season Grass Forages and Grazing Management for Bobwhites

Join us for a two-day webinar discussing native warm-season grass forages in the eastern U.S. and integrating grazing management for Northern Bobwhites.

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Northern bobwhite, Grasslands and Savannas National Partnership Meeting, Feb 23rd-24th 2021 Webinar Presentation

Northern bobwhite, Grasslands and Savannas National Partnership Meeting, Feb 23rd-24th 2021 Webinar Presentation

Presentations from the 2021 WLFW Northern Bobwhite, Grasslands and Savannas Partnership Meeting

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IN Workshop - Native grasses in Prescribed Grazing Systems

Using Native Warm-Season Grasses in a Grazing System Participants will learn the latest research-supported methods for reliable native forage establishment and grazing management to maintain grass vigor and animal performance through the summer. This training is being presented by The Center for Native Grasslands Management and NBCI through a grant provided by Quail Forever and the Natural Resources Conservation Service in support of the Working Lands For Wildlife: Bobwhite in Grasslands project. Topics to be covered: Bobwhite basics, bobwhite habitat considerations in grazing lands Overview of native warm-season grass (NWSG) establishment Why use NWSG in your grazing system – animal performance and economics How to manage NWSG forages – maintaining vigor and productivity, impact on bobwhite and other grassland birds NWSG in complementary cool-season grass systems. Registration: No registration fee, but registration is required. Please RSVP to jhodge34@utk.edu. Lunch will be provided to participants.

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