Cali Quail, Utah - Photo Credit Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Scaled Quail Release, Utah - Photo Credit Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Gambel's Quail, New Mexico - Photo Credit Dan Williams

 
 
 

Casey Cardinal - Chair
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
P.O. Box 25112
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Phone: 505-476-8091

TBA - Director Sponsor
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

P.O. Box 25112
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Phone: 505-476-8148
 

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. 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 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.