Oklahoma Conservation News

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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Collin O’Mara Appointed President and CEO of National Wildlife Federation

May 2, 2014

May 1, 2014 – National Wildlife Federation, America’s oldest and largest wildlife conservation and education organization, announced last night at the annual NWF Conservation Achievement Awards gala that its Board of Directors has appointed Delaware Secretary of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Collin O’Mara to serve as the next President and Chief Executive Officer effective…

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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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