Oklahoma Conservation News

How the Federal “Threatened” Listing of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken will Affect Oklahoma

May 1, 2014

The listing of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a “threatened” species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will go into effect May 12. Because the listing is one step below “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act, many Oklahoma landowners are questioning how this will affect their daily operations. In a recent interview with StateImpact Oklahoma,…

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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Listed as Threatened Species

April 14, 2014

On March 27, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially listed the Lesser Prairie-Chicken as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Under the law, threatened is a step below endangered and means the species is likely to become in danger of extinction within the forseeable future. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…

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House Appoints Farm Bill Conference Committee

October 14, 2013

Over the weekend, the House appointed members of the Farm Bill conference committee. Below is a full list of conference members from the House and the Senate. These conferees are the members that will be working to hash out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill. The important conservation issue that…

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Frank Lucas to Move on Farm Bill

April 18, 2013

Polotico – By DAVID ROGERS | 4/18/13 2:56 PM EDT House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) said Thursday that he will move ahead a farm bill markup May 15 despite pressure from the Republican leadership to take more time first and consider tougher changes in the food stamp program to win over conservative votes.…

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