In the 25 year history of Quail Unlimited, the chapters in the state of Texas have lead the nation in raising millions for important quail projects and research. The chapters are understandably proud of their legacy of giving. However, very recent events have forced a change in direction.
On December 21, 2009, the Texas Chapters of Quail Unlimited, Inc. dissolved their chapters in accordance with the bylaws of Quail Unlimited. This decision was due to heavy administrative overhead and debt creating major financial issues and negatively affected the funding of QU’s stated mission in the field.
The leadership of each of the Texas chapters agreed to form the Quail Coalition following their departure from QU. Quail Coalition is committed to a unique business model and set of beliefs.
- 100% volunteer
- No administrative overhead
- Complete devotion to quail research, education and habitat improvement
- Local Chapters control of funds and activities
- Focus on regional issues and interests
- Active collaboration with regional agencies and organizations
Quail Coalition is lead by a volunteer board of twelve directors. The board is committed to complete transparency of finances and governance. Directors and officers receive no compensation or perks.
Borderlands Research Institute www.sulross.edu/brinrm/
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute www.ckwri.tamuk.edu
Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch www.quailresearch.org
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative www.bringbackbobwhites.org
Texas Bobwhite Brigades www.texasbrigades.org/bobwhite.htm
The Quail-Tech Alliance – www.quail-tech.org
Texas Wildlife Association www.texas-wildlife.org
UNT Quail – www.quail.unt.edu