Bobwhites on the post oak savannah
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The potential for northern bobwhite populations to return to their former glory days within the Post Oak Savannah region of Texas is probably unrealistic. With the current economic situations of the state and nation, there is little hope for economic incentives that will produce additional quail habitat within the Post Oak Savannah. With the human population of Texas increasing at a phenomenal rate, urbanization will continue to fragment existing quail habitat. Rural lands near urban areas will be taken out of production prior to being subdivided for sale, leading to brush encroachment and thereby decreasing quail habitat. In Texas, the areas along and east of Interstate 35 and along and west of Interstate 45 (which includes much of the Post Oak Savannah) are being urbanized at an unprecedented rate. During the same period, northern bobwhite habitat and numbers are being lost at an unprecedented rate. A look into the future only sees these trends continuing. Copyright © 2007 by Leonard Alfred Brennan Manufactured in the United States of America All rights reserved.
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