NBCI Coordinated Implementation Program
Citizens demand proof of management effectiveness. The universal measure of success is “how many,” quail, migratory birds, deer, etc. NBCI provides science services to measure biological responses, assess results and guide management. Quail conservation success was standardized as measures of population density, quail-per-acre, in 2011, by the 25-state bobwhite restoration plan, NBCI 2.0.
A tiered approach to landscape scale planning and action for bobwhites.
A measured abundance of bobwhites is the goal of the NBCI Coordinated Implementation Program (CIP), as demonstrated in NBCI Focal Areas. CIP is built on the foundation of NBCI 2.0, the 25-state spatially-based bobwhite habitat conservation plan launched in 2011.
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Kansas biologists talk about the importance of NBCI monitoring programs to their management.