Habitat & Conservation  |  05/22/2024

Podcast Ep. 265: Women on the Wing Series Part 4: Conservation and Habitat Restoration in Quail Country

Continuing Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s special Women on the Wing podcast series, host Ashley Chance is joined by co-host Britta Petersen for a conversation with Dr. Jess McGuire who is the Senior Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Bobwhite Program Manager. Jess shares stories about working on a variety of research projects, the ups and downs of conservation on private lands and why quail can save the uplands.

Episode Highlights:
  • Why Jess has multiple unusual species in her freezer…. Cicadas anyone?
  • Hear about Jess’s experience as a biologist climbing trees with a chainsaw to build red cockaded woodpecker habitat.
  • How gopher tortoise conservation is quail conservation and why working with private landowners is extremely rewarding.
  • The crew discusses how sharing their enthusiasm for the natural world with kids, neighbors, former teammates, and private landowners will save the world.
  • Quail conservation at large and how creating and restoring habitat will produce more healthy and resilient quail populations.
To learn more about the Bobscapes app referenced in the podcast, visit: bobscapes.org 
Suddenly curious about gopher tortoises? Visit: gophergamesfilm.com

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