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2020 PARK CITIES QUAIL COALITION GRANTS.

We're proud of our commitment to organizations that assist in the preservation, research and conservation of the quail wildlife. In 2020 we awarded over $1.4 million dollars.

Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation – Annual Operating Budget – $590,000

A grant to cover operating expenses for 2021 at the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch. The funds will cover all payroll, project expenses, data tracking, and day to day expenses for RPQRR, a 4,700-acre research ranch solely focused on quail in Roby, Texas.

 

Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation – Director of Development - $100,000

A grant to help fund the position of Development Director for RPQRF to focus on raising funds to support operating expenses and the future of the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch.

 

Texas Tech Wildlife Toxicology Lab – Analytical Study for FDA Approval of Medicated Feed - $200,000

A grant to fund continuance of lab research in support of FDA trials for a medicated feed for eyeworm control. Upon FDA approval, the QuailGuard product will be licensed by QuailGuard, LLC, which is a joint venture between Park Cities Quail Coalition, Texas Tech University, and Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation.

 

The Quail-Tech Alliance – Integrated Study with Supplemental Feeding and Predator Management - $120,000

A grant to fund a study combining aspects of previous studies funded by PCQC to study supplemental feeding of quail and effects of predator management on quail populations. This study will take place on the 6666 Ranch.

 

The Quail-Tech Alliance – Automated Covey Call Recording Software System - $80,000

A grant to fund a study on the effectiveness of automated recording devices to conduct covey call surveys in the field. Covey call counts are labor-intensive and timing-dependent as they are currently performed, and this study will explore the usability and reliability of an automated surveying system.

 

Borderlands Research Institute – Montezuma Quail Population Survey - $80,000

A grant to fund a study to gain a better understanding of Montezuma Quail Populations in the Trans-Pecos region. Currently, there is no hunting season for Montezuma Quail in Texas, and this would be the first step in determining whether it could be proposed to Texas Parks & Wildlife.

 

Tall Timbers Research Station – East Texas Bobwhite Initiative - $75,000

A grant to introduce intensive quail restoration efforts in the Piney Woods Region of Texas. TTRS has revolutionized the process of sustaining viable quail populations on the East coast and will establish its management system to try to restore quail populations in East Texas.

 

Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation – Outdoor Adventures Cup Sporting Clays Sponsorship - $25,000

Sponsorship of the OA Cup Sporting Clays event. PCQC has served as the Title Sponsor of this event since 2018, and the event raises money to support the installation of Outdoor Education programs focused on fishing and hunting in secondary schools across the U.S.

 

Bobwhite Brigades – Youth Outreach Camp - $15,000

A grant to support the annual Bobwhite Brigades camps, which is a summer camp focused on developing leadership skills in teenagers. The curriculum focuses on quail biology and land management practices.

 

Higgins Branchini Shooting Foundation – HBSF Quail Hunt Sponsorship - $12,000

Sponsorship of the HBSF Annual Quail Hunt, which raises funds to disburse in the form of intercollegiate shooting scholarships. HBSF has funded shooting scholarships to some of the top shooters in the world, including USA Olympic shooters and world champion shooters.

 

Veterans Grant – Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch - $200,000

A grant funded by a special Live Auction Item for veterans support programs, which sold for $200,000 at our 2020 Dinner & Auction. The funds will be used to develop facilities and a program to train military veterans for careers in ranch and land management.

 

Total 2020 PCQC Grants Awarded - $1,497,000

2019 Park Cities Quail Coalition Grants

 

Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation – Annual Operating Budget - $390,000

A grant to cover operating expenses for 2020 at the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch. The funds will cover all payroll, project expenses, data tracking, and day to day expenses for RPQRR, a 4,700-acre research ranch solely focused on quail in Roby, Texas.

Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation – Construction of New Headquarters Facilities - $345,000

A grant to assist in funding the construction of a new research and hospitality complex at the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch in Roby, Texas. This new complex will usher in the future of RPQRR, replacing older isolated buildings in need of repair. The complex will include a research lab, lodging for special guests, bunkhouses, and special events building for large groups with a commercial kitchen.

 

The Quail-Tech Alliance – Predator Management Study - $130,000

A grant to fund a second-year continuance study on effects of predator management on quail chick survival and quail populations. The study will be conducted on the 6666 Ranch.

 

Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation – Quail Translocation Project - $107,000

A grant to fund a bobwhite quail translocation project on up to 3 ranches in the Rolling Plains region. This will be a cooperative project with landowners to study the viability of translocating wild quail and establishing protocols that net the best success for survival.

 

Texas Tech Wildlife Toxicology Lab – Analytical Study for FDA Approval of Medicated Feed - $100,000

A grant to fund continuance of lab research in support of FDA trials for a medicated feed for eyeworm control.

 

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership – Ag Policy Liaison in Washington, D.C. - $95,000

A grant to fund an Ag Policy Liaison in Washington, D.C., who will be an advocate for bobwhite quail on Capitol Hill. The Ag Policy Liaison will work with legislators to ensure the best interests of quail and other songbirds are considered in Farm Bill and other policy proposals.

 

Tall Timbers Research Station – Brood Survival Study - $88,517

A grant to study factors influencing brood survival of bobwhites across several eco-regions. Nests will be monitored and newly hatched chicks will be tagged and monitored to compare survivability.

 

The Quail-Tech Alliance – Supplemental Feeding Study - $75,000

A grant to study the impact of supplemental feeding a specially formulated protein pack into quail habitat on the 6666 Ranch. Impacts on chick survival and nest success will be monitored.

 

Borderlands Research Institute – Eye-worms in Desert Quail - $75,000

A grant to study the occurrence of eyeworms in desert quail in the Trans-Pecos region. PCQC has led the way in funding eyeworm studies in the Rolling Plains, and this study will expand to other species and a new ecoregion.

 

Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation – OA Cup Sponsorship and Quail Module for Outdoor Adventures Program - $45,000

Sponsorship of the OA Cup Sporting Clays event. PCQC has served as the Title Sponsor of this event since 2018, and the event raises money to support the installation of Outdoor Education programs focused on fishing and hunting in secondary schools across the U.S. This grant also includes additional funding to develop implementation of a “quail module” component of the education program currently utilized in participating schools.

 

Bobwhite Brigades – Youth Outreach Camp - $15,000

A grant to support the annual Bobwhite Brigades camps, which is a summer camp focused on developing leadership skills in teenagers. The curriculum focuses on quail biology and land management practices.

 

Western Navarro Bobwhite Restoration Initiative - $15,000

A grant to fund habitat restoration to native grasses on lands in Navarro County. The funds will be used for seed purchases and herbicide treatments to better establish native grasses.

 

Higgins Branchini Shooting Foundation – HBSF Quail Hunt Sponsorship - $12,000

Sponsorship of the HBSF Annual Quail Hunt, which raises funds to disburse in the form of intercollegiate shooting scholarships. HBSF has funded shooting scholarships to some of the top shooters in the world, including USA Olympic shooters and world champion shooters.

 

Veterans Grant – Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch - $200,000

A grant funded by a special Live Auction Item for veterans support programs, which sold for $200,000 at our 2019 Dinner & Auction. The funds will be used to develop facilities and a program to train military veterans for careers in ranch and land management.

 

Veterans Grant – Helicopters for Heroes - $30,000

A grant for the purchase of (2) motorized wheelchairs for Veterans severely injured in combat.

 

Veterans Grant – Combat Marine Outdoors - $17,900

A grant to be used to purchase a new truck for transport of rehabilitating Veterans to hunting and fishing excursions.

 

Veterans Grant – Heroes on the Water - $12,100

A grant to be used to purchase kayaks and fishing gear for rehabilitating injured veterans by hosting them on fishing excursions.

 

Total 2019 PCQC Grants Awarded - $1,752,517

2018 Park Cities Quail Coalition Grants

 

Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation – Annual Operating Budget - $418,625

A grant to cover operating expenses for 2019 at the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch. The funds will cover all payroll, project expenses, data tracking, and day to day expenses for RPQRR, a 4,700-acre research ranch solely focused on quail in Roby, Texas.

 

Texas Tech Wildlife Toxicology Lab – Analytical Study for FDA Approval of Medicated Feed - $200,000

A grant to fund continuance of lab research in support of FDA trials for a medicated feed for eyeworm control.

 

The Quail-Tech Alliance – Predator Management Study - $130,000

A grant to fund a study on the effects of predator management on quail chick survival and quail populations. The study will be conducted on the 6666 Ranch.

 

National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative – Ag Policy Liaison in Washington, D.C. - $100,000

A grant to fund an Ag Policy Liaison in Washington, D.C., who will be an advocate for bobwhite quail on Capitol Hill. The Ag Policy Liaison will work with legislators to ensure the best interests of quail and other songbirds are considered in Farm Bill and other policy proposals.

 

Tall Timbers Research Station – Roost Site Selection and Chick Survival - $96,800

A grant to study the selection of roost sites for bobwhite quail broods and their impact on chick survival. Using new FLIR technology, broods will be located, chicks will be tagged, and they will be monitored for movement and survival.

 

Borderlands Research Institute – Eye-worms in Scaled Quail - $75,000

A grant to study the occurrence of eyeworms in scaled quail in the Trans-Pecos region. PCQC has led the way in funding eyeworm studies in the Rolling Plains, and this study will expand to scaled quail and a new ecoregion.

 

Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation – Outdoor Adventures Cup Sponsorship - $25,000

Sponsorship of the OA Cup Sporting Clays event. PCQC will serve as the Title Sponsor of this inaugural event, which will raise money to support the installation of Outdoor Education programs focused on fishing and hunting in secondary schools across the U.S.

 

Bobwhite Brigades – Youth Outreach Camp - $10,000

A grant to support the annual Bobwhite Brigades camps, which is a summer camp focused on developing leadership skills in teenagers. The curriculum focuses on quail biology and land management practices.

 

Higgins Branchini Shooting Foundation – HBSF Quail Hunt Sponsorship - $8,000

Sponsorship of the HBSF Annual Quail Hunt, which raises funds to disburse in the form of intercollegiate shooting scholarships. HBSF has funded shooting scholarships to some of the top shooters in the world, including USA Olympic shooters and world champion shooters.

 

Veterans Grant – Trinity Oaks Foundation - $66,400

A grant funded by a special Live Auction Item for Veterans support programs, which sold for $200,000 at our 2018 Dinner & Auction. The funds will be used to construct handicap accessible bunkhouses at the Thumbtack Ranch for hosting Veterans. The funds will also be used to purchase clay throwers for a sporting clays course for Veterans on the Thumbtack Ranch.

 

Veterans Grant – Helicopters for Heroes - $27,000

A grant funded by a special Live Auction Item for Veterans support programs, which sold for $200,000 at our 2018 Dinner & Auction. The grant will be used to purchase (2) motorized wheelchairs for veterans severely injured in combat.

 

Veterans Grant – Combat Marine Outdoors - $20,000

A grant funded by a special Live Auction Item for Veterans support programs, which sold for $200,000 at our 2018 Dinner & Auction. The grant will be used to purchase a new Polaris Ranger 900 Crew and trailer for use in rehabilitating Veterans on hunting and fishing excursions.

 

Veterans Grant – Project Healing Waters - $20,000

A grant funded by a special Live Auction Item for veterans support programs, which sold for $200,000 at our 2018 Dinner & Auction. The grant will be used to fund fishing trips and fly tying sessions for rehabilitating injured combat veterans.

 

Veterans Grant – Veterans Outdoors - $15,000

A grant funded by a special Live Auction Item for Veterans support programs, which sold for $200,000 at our 2018 Dinner & Auction. The grant will be used to host injured veterans on hunting and fishing excursions, working to rehabilitating them by providing enjoyable experiences in the outdoors.

 

Total 2018 PCQC Grants Awarded - $1,211,825

 

Links

Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation 

The Quail-Tech Alliance 

Texas Tech Wildlife Toxicology Lab 

Tall Timbers Research Station 

Borderlands Research Institute 

National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative 

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership 

Bobwhite Brigades 

Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation 

Higgins Branchini Shooting Foundation 

Western Navarro Bobwhite Restoration Initiative 

 

Veterans Organizations

Trinity Oaks Foundation 

Combat Marine Outdoors 

Helicopters for Heroes 

Veterans Outdoors 

Project Healing Waters 

Heroes on the Water 

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