I have some pasture on my place that had been heavily grazed before I bought it. Fescue was well established. I have what is called a blackland soil type. Calcareous soil, high in lime. Natural pH is 7.5. Grasses do great. Composites, too. About the only trees that do well are persimmon, honey locust, cedar, and Chinkapin Oak. I have been somewhat successful in converting some of the fescue acreage to NWSG. I have had biologists from both our G&F division and the state's Natural Heritage Commission visit my place - and they both recommended burning the NWSG on an 18 month rotation - burn in February, followed by an August burn 18 months later, followed by another Feb burn 18 months after that - and so on. This is to keep invasives to a minimum and also slow down the persimmon and honey locust. However, doing this means every other spring, there is no residual cover - the grass is less than knee high during fawning and turkey nesting season. I have no quail. I have no wildlife that uses it. I have much more use by deer in Johnson grass - for bedding and fawning - than in my hard earned NWSG. I guess I could spray to kill the persimmons, cedars, and locust and not burn or bush hog every 18 months. I like the NWSG just because it is native. But I don't see it providing anymore wildlife benefit than a weedy pasture (void of fescue of course) - and probably less that a weedy pasture. In fact, a lot of the wildflower diversity that was present after the cows were removed has been choked out by the grasses. Am I missing something?