Native Warm Season Grass Project
NATIVE WARM SEASON GRASS ESTABLISHMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING….
A project of the Alabama Wildlife Federation
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AWF received a grant through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation / Southern Company Power of Flight grant program to develop a native warm season grass demonstration project in support of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative. The project is designed to address barriers to native warm season grass establishment and management – practices critical for restoring bobwhite populations. AWF will develop 100 acres of native warm season grasses in 10 demonstration sites located in the “High Priority” areas for quail conservation as indicated by the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative Biologist Ranking Information. Resource professionals and contractors interested in learning about native warm season grass establishment will work closely with the project manager to develop the demonstration sites. Training workshops, including field days held at the demonstration sites, will be offered to resource professionals and landowners. Workshop participates will receive an instructional DVD that will be developed from information gathered from the demonstration sites. It’s AWF’s desire that this project will contribute to a better understanding of native warm season grass establishment and management among natural resource professionals, contractors, and landowners, and thus, more grassland habitat created for quail and other wildlife.
This project is funded in part, through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Southern Company’s Power of Flight program, and will be completed by December 31, 2013.
Project Contact Information
Mr. Claude L. Jenkins, CWB, Wildlife Biologist
Alabama Wildlife Federation | 3050 Lanark Road | Millbrook, AL 36054
Phone: 334.285.4550 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org