A&M-Commerce Associate Professor Kelly Reyna presented at the Texas House Sportsman’s Caucus in Austin on March 20 about the state’s declining quail population and the university’s ambitious Texas Quail Restoration Plan.
Reyna and university representatives—including President Mark Rudin, College of Business Interim Dean Scott Wheeler and Vice President for Philanthropy and Engagement Devin Girod—also attended the annual Park Cities Quail Coalition banquet in Dallas on March 25. Renowned as “Conservation's Greatest Night,” the banquet raised more than $2.5 million for quail research and saw actor Kevin Costner receive the T. Boone Pickens Quail Conservation Award.
Home to the Quail Research Laboratory led by Reyna, A&M-Commerce is a national leader in quail research, collaborating with partners to restore Texas quail populations. Construction of the university’s new Center for Gamebird Research and Education is set to begin in 2024.
Visit www.tamuc.edu/Quail to learn more about quail research at A&M-Commerce.