Oklahoma Conservation News

Oklahoma Streams Show Significant Water Quality Improvement

May 20, 2014

May 19, 2014 – Voluntary conservation practices place Oklahoma among the water quality elite for another year. Farmers, ranchers and other landowners have helped nine more streams to be removed from Oklahoma’s 303(d) list of impaired streams. These streams are candidates to join 37 other EPA-recognized water quality success stories, for which Oklahoma ranks second…

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Sign up for the Selman Bat Watch Starting May 27

May 19, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats will soon be emerging from the Selman Bat Cave to feed on insects. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is offering your family a chance to watch! The migratory Mexican free-tailed bats use the Selman Bat Cave as a maternity roost – one of four known Oklahoma nursery…

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Tribes in 15 States Receive $4.6 Million From Service for Conservation Work

May 13, 2014

Osage Nation in Oklahoma to receive $185,511 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Wildlife Grants Program to help protect American Burying Beetle May 13, 2014 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced Tribal Wildlife Grants Program awards to federally recognized tribes in 15 states to fund a wide range of fish…

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Endangered Legacy: Climate Change Threatens Next Generation of Wildlife

May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014 – According to a new National Wildlife Federation report, future generations of America’s wildlife and our outdoor heritage are already being hurt by climate change, with urgent action needed at all levels to avoid catastrophic changes. Released in the wake of the National Climate Assessment showing climate change is already impacting America,…

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National Climate Assessment Reveals Changes Outpacing Wildlife’s Ability to Adapt

May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014 – The U.S. Global Change Research Program released its Third National Climate Assessment today that confirms that climate change is already affecting every region of the country. According to the report, landscapes and seascapes are changing rapidly, and many species may disappear from regions where they have been prevalent or become extinct,…

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