Oklahoma Conservation News

Prescribed burning offers many benefits to producers, public

June 10, 2014

ARDMORE, Okla. — Prescribed burning is an effective technique to reduce fuel build up that contributes to wildfire, reduces eastern red cedar pollen and is a critical aspect of land resource management, but it must be used in a safe and proper manner. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Oklahoma State University Extension Service, Oklahoma Prescribed…

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Unprecedented Effort Protects Prairie Chicken Habitat in Five States

June 6, 2014

 Nearly 14 million acres now enrolled under various Lesser Prairie-Chicken conservation agreements June 3, 2014 – Following the May 12 listing of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) saw a surge of oil and gas companies seeking to enroll in…

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EPA Carbon Rules a Landmark Step to Protect America’s Outdoor Heritage, says National Wildlife Federation

June 2, 2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy today unveiled landmark new limits on industrial carbon pollution from existing power plants. Collin O’Mara, incoming president and CEO who joins the National Wildlife Federation on July 7, said today: “Today, the Environmental Protection Agency is taking the most significant step in our nation’s history to protect America’s…

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Go Fishing in Oklahoma for Free June 7-8

May 27, 2014

June 7-8 is the perfect opportunity to introduce someone new to fishing in Oklahoma! The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has announced its annual Free Fishing Days, when a state fishing license will not be required to go fishing in Oklahoma. In addition, Oklahoma City fishing permits will be waived for any of the designated…

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Is Reusing Wastewater a Cure for Oklahoma’s Water Woes?

May 21, 2014

The multi-year drought gripping Oklahoma has intensified concerns over the declining water supply in various regions throughout the state. According to the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan, the state’s projected demand for water will increase by 28 percent in less than 50 years. Many cities have implemented mandatory water conservation measures and, in 2012, the state…

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