Potential of Reclaimed Mine-land Habitat to Support Northern Bobwhite – a pilot study

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The proposed goals of this pilot study were to:

  1. Inventory habitat conditions that exist on reclaimed mine lands in Wise and Dickinson Counties, VA, focusing on habitat features known to be important to quail.
  2. Summarize the data collected in #1 and apply to existing quail habitat suitability models and compare to studies that report habitat conditions in high quality quail habitat.
  3. Based on the results from #3, provide recommendations as to the feasibility of translocation quail to reclaimed mine lands in southwest Virginia. 

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