In an effort to provide more comprehensive quail management assistance, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries created the Quail Management Assistance Program (QMAP). QMAP establishes a quail habitat database, helping track habitat additions as they occur throughout Virginia. QMAP is 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.
QMAP cooperators will be asked to provide an aerial photograph of their property, an optional email address, and GPS coordinates, if available. Providing your email address will put you on the QMAP listserv, and allow you to stay up-to-date on the latest quail news in Virginia, including financial assistance opportunities for habitat work, notifications of outreach events, and more. The listserv also provides a link for like-minded landowners to work together.
To enroll in QMAP, complete the application provided and follow the instructions. We hope you will join our team today!