Wildlife Department to Host Monarch Watch at Hackberry Flat WMA

October 2, 2015

Monarchs will soon be southbound and you can help biologists tag these migrating butterflies during the weeklong monarch watch Oct. 3-10 at Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area in southwestern Oklahoma. Activities begin at 8 a.m., Oct. 3 with an educational monarch program. Melynda Hickman, wildlife diversity biologist with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will…

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Oklahoma Wildlife Expo Sept. 26-27 at the Lazy E Arena

September 8, 2015

Enjoy the great outdoors — and plenty of action indoors, too — during the 10th edition of the Oklahoma Wildlife Expo, unfolding Sept. 26-27 at the Lazy E Arena, just north of Oklahoma City. Thousands of visitors are expected to turn out for all the fun at this free event conducted by the Oklahoma Department…

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Revised Conservation Plan Available for Public Review

August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015 – The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Wildlife Diversity Program is seeking comments on its revised strategic conservation plan. The 300-plus page plan, better known as the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (CWCS), identifies nongame research and conservation needs in each of Oklahoma’s ecological regions. Mark Howery, wildlife diversity biologist and project leader…

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USDA to invest $20 million to help 15 states increase recreational public access on private farm, ranch and forest lands

August 18, 2015

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to receive $2.25 million to develop a public access program on private lands for hunters and anglers. August 18, 2015 – This week, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA will invest $20 million to partner with 15 state agencies to improve and increase wildlife habitat and public…

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Clean Power Plan Will Help Protect America’s Great Outdoors

August 5, 2015

On August 3, 2015, President Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the Clean Power Plan that sets limits on industrial carbon pollution from power plants that are projected to cut U.S. carbon pollution from the power sector by 870 million tons, or 32 percent below 2005 levels, in 2030. Power plants account for…

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