Conservation

Judge rules OWRB failed to heed Water Quality Act

March 1, 2022

The summary judgment, issued by Judge Barry Denney, put an exclamation point on the court’s February 2020 temporary injunction that found the Water Resources Board failed to follow state law when issuing the groundwater use permits in eastern Oklahoma.

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Senate Wildlife shoots down ODWC ‘priority’ bill

February 28, 2022

The Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee shot down a bill that the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation labeled a priority early Monday before it had a chance to go anywhere.

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Federal plan would help Oklahoma tribes manage wildlife corridors

February 18, 2022

The Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act would set aside $50 million a year for tribal nations to implement and maintain protections against development disrupting animal migration.

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Bill aimed at Biden initiative could backfire on private landowners

February 11, 2022

Conservation groups see land rights issues with the proposed 10% cap, time limit on easements By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF A bill introduced this week in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and seen as a defensive move against a perceived potential federal government land grab, could do more harm than good for Oklahoma’s private landowners,…

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Friday last day to comment on proposed hunting, fishing regulation changes

January 6, 2022

Statewide bass fishing, western quail hunting regulations top list of proposals By KELLY BOSTIANFor the CCOF Bass, quail, and trapping are drawing the highest interest on a slate of proposed state hunting and fishing regulation changes. Friday is the deadline to submit public comments in the annual Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation public rulemaking process.…

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