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Oklahoma's Illinois River

Protecting Oklahoma for Future Generations

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Oklahoma Annual Report 2012

$5,000 Reward for Elk Killed at J.T. Nickel Preserve

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of the individual(s) who illegally killed a bull elk at the Conservancy's J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve near Tahlequah.


Places We Protect

Black Mesa Preserve consists of about 1,600 acres of central shortgrass prairie.

Boehler Seeps and Sandhills Preserve is a prime example of a gulf coastal plain sandhill ecosystem.

The limestone hills of the Ozarks contain numerous caves. Several of these are protected by the Oklahoma Chapter.

Cucumber Creek Preserve in the Ouachita Mountains was created in 1989 to benefit neotropical migrant birds.

Four Canyon Preserve encompasses 4,000 acres of mixed-grass prairie.

J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve protects 17,000 acres of the Oklahoma Ozarks.

Keystone Ancient Forest Preserve protects post oaks and redcedars that are hundreds of years old.

Pontotoc Ridge Preserve is the Oklahoma Chapter's premier crosstimbers property.

Oka’ Yanahli Preserve is along one-mile of the Blue River, an iconic symbol of natural beauty and a precious resource for life and economic development in southern Oklahoma, a resource worth protecting and preserving.

Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is the largest protected remnant of tallgrass prairie on earth.

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