The Clay County Quail Corridor is the largest segment of the North Texas Quail Corridor Inititiative. Consisting of nearly 100,000 acres, the Clay County Corridor spans ~156 sq. miles.
As we move towards a sustainable, state-wide, solution to reverse declining quail populaitons, we must work to remove issues related to fragementation and loss of habitat. The Clay County Quail Corridor removes these factors by establishing large corridors of contiguous quail habitat. As large acreages are established, quail populations have more usable space to thrive. This effort also allows researchers to determine how populations move about a landscape and respond to detrimental factors on a large landscape-level. This large corridor of quail habitat will also give us insight into how other species affect quail populations in different ecotones and seasons.
UNT-Quail is working cooperatively with members of the Clay County Quail Corridor. Each ranch will serve as an outdoor laboratory for quail related research. In return, each ranch will recieve annual population monitoring, a custom habitat evaluation and recommendations, cost-share and tax information, field day opportunities, and an annual ranch report before the hunting season.
Ultimately we work with members to establish sustainable quail populations without comprimising ranch goals. To find out how you can become part of the Clay County Quail Corridor, contact Dr. Kelly Reyna. Office: 940-565-4287 | Kelly.Reyna@unt.edu