Oklahoma Conservation News

Oklahoma Conservation Commission Executive Director Retires

September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014 – On Sept. 1, Oklahoma Conservation Commission leader Mike Thralls officially retired after 20 years of service to Oklahoma—17 as executive director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. He leaves behind an agency positioned to meet the conservation challenges of tomorrow thanks to his leadership and emphasis on partnerships between local, state and…

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National Wildlife Federation Report: Summer Pests like Ticks, Mosquitoes & Toxic Algae Worsened by Climate Change

August 19, 2014

Aug. 19, 2014 – Toxic algae outbreaks like the one that poisoned drinking water in Lake Erie are just one of many summer threats being worsened by manmade climate change, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. Ticked Off: America’s Outdoor Experience and Climate Change explains how deer ticks, tiger mosquitoes and…

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City, State, Federal Collaboration Circulates Hope at Canton Lake

August 12, 2014

Aug. 12, 2014 – The installation of two reservoir water circulators will benefit the Canton Lake fishery, says the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC). In recent years, significant drawdowns of water from the lake by the city of Oklahoma City, which owns the water rights to the lake, have raised concerns about the sustainability…

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Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma Board Member Mike Fuhr to Exhibit Nature Photography

August 7, 2014

The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma will feature photography from Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma Board Member Mike Fuhr in its upcoming Nature in Art Series. Beginning in May, the series has featured monthly nature-inspired exhibits by local artists at the Conservancy’s Oklahoma City office located at 408 NW 7th St. Following an opening night event on…

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House Passes Endangered Species Transparency Act

July 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2014 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure that would require the Secretary of Interior to publicly disclose the best scientific and commercial data available that are the basis for regulation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). H.R. 4315, the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act, which was co-sponsored by…

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