Oklahoma and poultry industry face ‘high stakes’ negotiations

January 29, 2023

Longtime observers say the State of Oklahoma and the poultry industry face a high hurdle and high stakes as they tackle decades-long pollution issues involving the scenic Illinois River and Lake Tenkiller.

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Congress kills landmark wildlife bill over funding debate

December 21, 2022

Oklahoma could have received $16M annually for wildlife conservation By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF National hunting and conservation groups expressed dismay as a landmark wildlife conservation bill failed in last-minute negotiations to include it in the year-end omnibus spending bill late Monday. Despite broad bi-partisan support, and coming as closer to passage than ever in…

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‘Fishy’ curriculum migrates to more schools

November 8, 2022

Trout in The Classroom provides lessons from elementary school art to advanced marine biology By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Nature is unpredictable and far from perfect, especially where people are involved. If Oklahoma students have pulled anything from Trout in The Classroom projects over the past eleven years that is at least part of the…

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Planning group airs Illinois River water worries

October 12, 2022

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark.—Millions of chickens and poultry litter have long been the focus of Oklahomans concerned about Illinois River water quality, but it faces another growing threat.
Millions of people.

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Butterfly biker hits the road for research

October 2, 2022

Teaching local women to monitor monarch “streams” could help scientists understand more about the stresses monarchs face while overwintering.

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