Alabama Covey Rise Chapter of Quail Forever - About Us Page
A Local Alabama Chapter
We are an Alabama nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of quail and other upland bird populations in North America. Our organization strives to bring awareness to the downward spiral of Bobwhite quail populations in Alabama and to support initiatives to develop habitat.
Quail Forever is the only national organization with a model of chapters keeping 100% of the funds they raise. While belonging to a larger national organization that has a voice on federal and state conservation policies, chapters are tasked with finding projects for their funds. Alabama takes full advantage of this model using funds raised for projects locally as well as other areas in the state of Alabama.
Our Chapter Mission
Quail Forever (QF) is a national non-profit dedicated to the conservation of quail, pheasants and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.
About Alabama Covey Rise Chapter of Quail Forever
The Alabama Covey Rise chapter of Quail Forever is for Central Alabama and the Greater Lake Martin area including Tallapoosa, Talladega, Coosa, Elmore, Clay, and Chambers counties. We also have members from the Montgomery, Birmingham and Auburn/Opelika area.
Our Local Habitat Projects
We actively partner with many groups in Alabama on habitat projects when the opportunity arises.
- Our current habitat project is located outside of Wind Creek State Park in AL Hwy 128.
- This project is a unique partnership between AL Covey Rise, the Alabamba Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Alabama State Parks Division.
- A 55 acre tract of land has been dedicated and is managed for quail habitat.
- This land has been cleared of undesirable trees and vegetation, burned off and longleaf pine trees have been planted.
- Future plans will be to permanently establish fire lanes dividing the property into nine sections. Three sections will be burned each year. These permanent fire lanes will turn the habitat area into a walking classroom.
- Once permanent fire lanes are established, signage to point out the species of desirable plants, to outline the management practices employed and to recognize our sponsors will be added.
- Final plans will be to tie the habitat project trails to the established walking trails at the park.
Who is Quail Forever?
A national organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of habitat for upland game and wildlife throughout the nation.
- Over 145,000 grassroots members and volunteers who have developed more than 10 million acres of pheasant and other wildlife habitat since inception.
- 600 chapters completing over 35,000 projects annually.
What Can You Do To Help?
Please explore our website and discover more about the Alabama Covey Rise Chapter of Quail Forever. You'll find detailed information on all our activities and upcoming events. Let us know what you think; we appreciate your feedback. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us. We welcome people interested in the Quail Forever mission to attend our monthly meetings, listed on our events page.
- Become a Quail Forever member or sponsor
- Volunteer your time or resources to our chapter