The Bryan-Burger Endowment for Bobwhite Habitat Restoration, established at Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources, will help build upon the model established at Prairie Wildlife. Owner Jimmy Bryan and associate director of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experimentation Station and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center Wes Burger have collaborated to bring native habitats back to the Black Prairie at Prairie Wildlife.
The practices set in place at Prairie Wildlife implement a host of conservation practices that minimally impact crop and livestock production. Over the past 19 years results of research conducted at this working lands laboratory has helped shape the standards of modern land management. Fourteen MSU students have conducted graduate research here.
This newest endowment compliments other generous donations made by the Bryans to MSU including a number of scholarships, the donation of land to the MSU Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Complex in Clay County, student awards and an endowed externship at the College of Veterinary Medicine.