The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
The Quail Management Assistance Program (QMAP)
In an effort to provide more comprehensive quail management assistance, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is starting the Quail Management Assistance Program (QMAP) (application in PDF format on this site). While no additional habitat cost-share is available through QMAP, being a QMAP participant will insure you are updated on available cost-share opportunities. To enroll in QMAP, complete the application provided and follow the instructions. QMAP cooperators will be asked to provide an aerial photograph of their property, an optional e-mail address and GPS coordinates if available. QMAP will help DGIF establish a QMAP listserv for rapid communications with participants. It will also provide a link for like minded landowners to work together. And it will facilitate establishing a quail habitat database, helping track habitat additions as they occur throughout Virginia. QMAP will be structured around the Quail Quilts concept. Similar to how quilts are sown, we envision sowing habitat quilts for the landscape by developing locally lead quail recovery teams. By "sowing" smaller parcels of land together with quail habitat through landowner cooperation, much more can be accomplished than by landowners working alone. We hope you will join our team today.