We are so proud of Holistic Management practitioners and HMI supporters, Deborah Clark and Emry Birdwell of the Birdwell/Clark Ranch in Texas. They have been awarded the 2014 UNT Quail Keystone Ranch Award. The award honors ranchers who participate in UNT Quail research, implement quail management practices and demonstrate improvement in quail population numbers, and host UNT Quail field days or educational events for the North Texas region. As a matter of fact, Deborah and Emry hosted on of HMI’s Cows & Quail programs last year. Here’s an excerpt from an article Matt Kelton of the Pioneer Sentinel wrote.
Deborah Clark and Emry Birdwell manage the 14,200 Birdwell and Clark Ranch east of Henrietta. Clark and Birdwell focus on wildlife sustainability and sustainable grazing through holistic management practices, and have seen a 452 percent improvement in bobwhite quail populations on their land this fall, earning them the 2014 UNT Quail Keystone Ranch Award. Their efforts were honored during a reception held in Dallas on Nov. 13. Read More….
I had the honor of meeting Deborah at the recent Holistic Management Rendezvous 2014 and was impressed with her enthusiasm, skill, and commitment to the practice of Holistic Management and her support of HMI.