Western Quail Working Group

The establishment of the Western Quail Working Group (WQWG) was  approved by the WAFWA directors in July 2009. The first meeting of the group was in Tucson, Arizona on January 9, 2011.  Membership to the WQWG includes representatives from state and federal wildlife agencies who are knowledgeable about these quail species and have management responsibilities within their respective jurisdiction, or in the case of the federal agencies, have land management responsibilities and oversight.

The working group’s approved Statement of Purpose follows:

“The purpose of the group is to implement the habitat objectives and management recommendations outlined in the Western Quail Management Plan.”

The working group has developed and the directors have approved and executed a Memorandum of Understanding among the involved states of WAFWA in furtherance of this Statement of Purpose (click here). The MOU still provides guidance and direction to the working group.

The Western Quail Management Plan was published in January 2010 by The Wildlife Management Institute (click here) and was a collaborative effort by many organizations, entities and agencies, but one that could not have been completed without the support and staff time obligated by WAFWA member agencies to write this conservation plan.


Western Quail Technical Meeting

New Mexico Game and Fish and the Western Quail Working Group will be hosting a Western Quail Technical Meeting May 22-24, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Express in Roswell, New Mexico.  The workshop will include updates from university researchers, state and federal agency updates, a business meeting discussing progress forward for the Western Quail Working Group, a field tour of quail habitat improvement work in New Mexico’s southeastern quail range, and several networking opportunities during social events and meals.
Individuals are invited to submit agenda items and discussion topics by May 5th, 2017.  

Meeting Information
Registration Form


Alexandra Sandoval - Director
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
P.O. Box 25112
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Phone: 505-476-8148
Email: alexandra.sandoval@state.nm.us

Casey Cardinal - Chair
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
P.O. Box 25112
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Phone: 505-476-8091
Email: casey.cardinal@state.nm.us