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The Natural Lands Project and Northern Bobwhite Conservation

Date: 4:30pm EDT October 22, 2019

A talk by CES’s Natural Lands Project Coordinator, Dan Small

The River and Field Campus has long been a model farm on the Eastern Shore, balancing modern agricultural farming practices with wildlife habitat conservation. Conserving, creating and managing early successional habitat on the farm has enabled Northern Bobwhite populations to thrive, this is despite dramatic population declines on local and regional scales. Using RAFC as a model, we started the Natural Lands Project, giving us the ability to “get off the farm” and start working with landowners on the Upper Shore to make changes on their properties to benefit grassland birds while helping to improve water quality throughout local watersheds.