Oklahoma Wildlife

Dickcissel, Photo by Curtis Hart, National Wildlife Federation

New Conservation Initiative Could Help Native Oklahoma Birds

August 22, 2016

The population of grassland birds, like Oklahoma’s dickcissel, have had a decline of more than 90 percent in recent years. With the loss and changes of habitat, pesticides and other chemicals and other factors, birds that find their home in the grasslands are disappearing much more quickly than birds of other habitats. A new collaboration between conservation agencies,…

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Create a Thriving Outdoor Habitat for Wildlife

August 12, 2016

No matter the size or location of your backyard – even an apartment balcony or patio! – you can create a thriving, welcoming habitat for wildlife, including birds, insects and other small animals. Check out these tips from our friends at the National Wildlife Federation: Creating a wildlife garden reverses some of the human-caused habitat…

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Protecting Oklahoma Against SQ777

NWF: Protecting Oklahoma’s Wildlife Against SQ777

August 4, 2016

The following appeared on the National Wildlife Federation’s blog this week in support of the Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma’s opposition to State Question 777. We’re proud to be an affiliate of the NWF and will continue to work hard to conserve our land, our water, our wildlife and our rights. As a conservation organization, the…

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Photo courtesy of David Haukos

Lesser-Prairie Chicken Population Remains Stable

July 28, 2016

A survey on lesser prairie-chicken shows their population remains steady after five years of data collection: Conducted by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), the surveys indicated an estimated breeding population of 25,261 birds this year which scientists say is not significantly different from the 29,162 birds estimated in 2015 given the…

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Where have all the monarch butterflies gone?

July 10, 2016

The Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma works with national organizations like the National Wildlife Federation to create programs to find solutions to the staggering monarch population in Oklahoma – and around the country. Most recently, we’ve worked with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and neighboring states to create a Monarch Waystation. The following article appeared in Cowboys…

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