Oklahoma Conservation News

OPINION: House Wildlife Committee meddling must stop

April 19, 2021

Instead of a system based on good business practice, the committee voted for a last-minute bureaucratic nightmare …

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Wildlife bills amended, face Thursday deadline

April 17, 2021

Bills that hunters, anglers need to know, SB774, SB776 and HB2214, will have to return to houses of origin BY KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOFThree legislative bills of prime interest to Oklahoma’s hunters and anglers are up against another deadline this week and appear to be in limbo—at least for now. All three bills will have…

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Fact check: Vast majority of poultry litter stays in state

March 30, 2021

House Floor comments continue to ring sour with northeast Oklahoma residents By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF A longtime Tulsa biology teacher is giving some northeast Oklahoma legislators an “F” on the subject of Poultry Feeding Operations. She and others of the region believe the legislators should, and possibly do, know better. Misstatements about the mega-farm…

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Senate, House recognize importance of public lands

March 25, 2021

Resolution extols recreational, economic value of public areas for Oklahomans By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF A resolution expressing support for and recognizing the value of public lands for the people of Oklahoma and the state’s economy passed the Oklahoma Senate with unanimous consent and the House on a 57-13 vote Thursday. Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest…

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OWRB passes new Illinois River water quality standards, minus ‘critical condition’

March 16, 2021

Stakeholders argue against long studied 55%-or-greater flow definition By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF The Oklahoma Water Resources Board adopted proposed changes to water quality monitoring standards for the Illinois River watershed in its Tuesday meeting, but one key proposed change failed to clear the public comments hurdle. The proposed standards involved Chapters 45 and 46…

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