Oklahoma Conservation News

Planning group airs Illinois River water worries

October 12, 2022

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark.—Millions of chickens and poultry litter have long been the focus of Oklahomans concerned about Illinois River water quality, but it faces another growing threat.
Millions of people.

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Stakeholders invited to address Illinois River pollution

October 10, 2022

With phosphorous pollution levels plateaued at a rate that continues to exceed standards set for the Illinois River, stakeholders are set to meet Tuesday to discuss plans for the next 10 years.

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Butterfly biker hits the road for research

October 2, 2022

Teaching local women to monitor monarch “streams” could help scientists understand more about the stresses monarchs face while overwintering.

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The monarch migration is underway

September 30, 2022

First migrators ‘trickling in’ as prime time approaches By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Sandra Schwinn put the butterfly migration picture in sharp focus Friday.“They seem to be suddenly coming out of the woodwork,” she said.Fall migration pulses of the iconic and endangered butterflies winging from North America to Mexico typically are tied to…

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Deer season 2022 first to launch under CWD protocol

September 28, 2022

For the first time, Oklahoma big-game hunting seasons open Saturday with a Chronic Wasting Disease protocol in effect but biologists report a healthy outlook nonetheless.

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