Creating a Haven for Quail in South Jersey – Bill Haines, Jr., of Medford, NJ and certified forester Bob Williams, using prescribed burns and tree-thinning, have produced the quail’s optimum surroundings on about 1,500 acres adjacent to Haines’ Pine Island Cranberry Co. operations in Burlington County. In the spring, 80 wild northern bobwhite quail brought in from Georgia will be released on the Haines property as part of a three-year conservation initiative. Eighty more of the plump, short-tailed birds will be released in the second year and another 80 in the third year.
Montana to give Yellowstone Bison to Tribes Instead of Zoos – An Indian reservation in Montana will receive 145 bison from Yellowstone National Park that were quarantined to create a herd free of a disease that threatens ranchers’ cattle, according to a government plan approved on Thursday. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission agreed unanimously to give the bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation to further the conservation of the country’s last herd of wild, purebred buffalo.
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