Western Quail Working Group

Western Quail Working Group

Gambel’s Quail, New Mexico. Photo Credit – Elroy Limmer

The establishment of the Western Quail Working Group (WQWG) was  approved by the WAFWA President and directors in July of 2009. Membership includes representatives from state and federal wildlife agencies who are knowledgeable about western 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:

“To implement the habitat objectives and management recommendations outlined in the Western Quail Management Plan.”

Western Quail Management Plan

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.

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

Western Quail Management Plan
Western Quail Management Plan

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Members List

Casey Cardinal, Chair
New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish
Michael Sloane, Director Sponsor
New Mexico Dept. of Game and Fish
Larisa Harding, Member
Arizona Game and Fish Dept.
Scott Gardner, Member
California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Ed Gorman, Member
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Jeff Knetter, Member
Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
Jeff Prendergast, Member
Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
Shawn Espinosa, Member
Nevada Dept. of Wildlife
Tell Judkins, Member
Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
Mikal Cline, Member
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Robert Perez, Member
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.
Heather Talley, Member
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Sarah Garrison, Member
Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife