Sunday, January 02, 2011

Debra Peachey

Debra Peachey Gatlinburg TN. Recognized for outstanding Volunteerism. Click for article in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Posted Jan. 2, 2011.

Tiffany Beachy Wildlife Biologist

Star Exponent Culpeper VA.
Silenced by neglect and the changing landscapes of modern development, a handful of federal, state and local agencies are hoping to restore the sound of the bobwhite quail to the fields of Culpeper County and elsewhere in Virginia. Tiffany Beachy, another wildlife biologist involved in the program who’s based in Smithfield, said the quail initiative is designed to continue for as long as it takes to get the bird population back on track. She said officials recognized the quail’s decline in the 1990s, but that plans fell flat after funding dried up. In addition to encouraging less clean cutting, Beachy said landowners are also encouraged to plant different varieties of grasses that grown in more of a clump pattern, a form that provides ideal habitat for quail. Click here for article by Nate Delestine published January 01, 2011 Credit: Contrbuted photo, Michael J. Budd As part of an ongoing program to increase quail numbers in Virignia, officials encourage landowners to erect signs like this one identifying the area as a quail habitat buffer.