Potential of Reclaimed Mine-land Habitat to Support Northern Bobwhite – a pilot study
By: Dean F. Stauffer
The proposed goals of this pilot study were to:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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