Oklahoma Conservation Organizations

It takes a village to conserve Oklahoma. Here’s a list of the many organizations involved in protecting our great state.

 Oklahoma State Web Page
The official web page for the state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Academy of Science

Oklahoma Prescribed Fire Council
To promote the implementation of prescribed fire in Oklahoma as a natural resource management tool.

Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council
The mission of the council is to control invasive plants in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Scenic Byways
The Oklahoma Byways Program involves a partnership between the University of Oklahoma Outreach and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). Through this collaborative effort, the program supports the state's selected roads, promotes communities and preserves irreplaceable resources.

Oklahoma Water Resources Board
The mission of the OWRB is to effectively and efficiently manage, protect and improve the water resources of the state and plan for Oklahoma's long-range water needs in a responsive, innovative and professional manner.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Oklahoma Ecological Services
This office of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) has a variety of responsibilities related to the conservation of endangered species, migratory birds, interjurisdictional fishes, and their habitats throughout Oklahoma and portions of northern Texas.

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

The City of Sand Springs - Keystone Ancient Forest
The preserve conserves a beautiful example of Oklahoma's diverse landscape, including 300 year-old cedars and 500 year-old post-oak trees.

Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service
Oklahoma State University's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is dedicated to making available science-based information relevant to improving the quality of life for the people of Oklahoma. The Division is comprised of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and two state agencies: the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry Services
Created in 1925 by the Oklahoma Legislature, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture - Forestry Services division serves the citizens of Oklahoma through a variety of programs.

Oklahoma Conservation Commission
The Oklahoma Conservation Commission and conservation districts accomplish conservation of renewable natural resources through soil and water conservation, landuse planning, small watershed upstream flood control, abandoned mine land reclamation, water quality monitoring, environmental education and wetlands conservation.

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
The mission of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is to manage Oklahoma’s wildlife resources and habitat to provide scientific, educational, aesthetic, economic and recreational benefits for present and future generations of hunters, anglers and others who appreciate wildlife

Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry
The Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry program acknowledges the volunteer spirit of landowners for the conservation of animals, plants, natural communities, and geological features occurring on their properties.

Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission
The Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission (OSRC) is a state agency established in 1977 in accordance with the Scenic Rivers Act (Illinois River, Lee Creek, Little Lee Creek, Barren (Baron) Fork Creek, Flint Creek, (Upper) Mountain Fork).

Oklahoma Archaeological Survey
In cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, the Oklahoma Archeological Survey works to preserve and protect Oklahoma's significant archeological resources.

 Oklahoma Water Resources Board
The mission of the OWRB is to effectively and efficiently manage, protect and improve the water resources of the state and plan for Oklahoma's long-range water needs in a responsive, innovative and professional manner.

Land Legacy
Land Legacy is a nonprofit land conservation organization established in January 2003 and located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our mission is to conserve and enhance rural and urban landscapes, thereby improving the quality of life. Our work includes urban parks and trails, farm and ranch preservation, and water quality protection.

Natural Resources Conservation Service - Oklahoma
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a federal agency that works hand-in-hand with the people of Oklahoma to improve and protect their soil, water and other natural resources.

United States Geological Survey
The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts

Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1993, the 8,696-acre refuge is subject to flooding at least once a year. This flooding results in excellent conditions for waterfowl, including mallard, blue-winged teal, shoveler, pintail, and wood ducks.

Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge
Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge lies at the upper Washita arm of Lake Texoma and is administered for the benefit of migratory waterfowl in the Central Flyway.

Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge
Originally established to protect endangered bats, the purpose of the Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge has recently expanded to include protection of the forest habitat that surrounds the bat caves.

Oklahoma Native Plant Society
The purpose of the Oklahoma Native Plant Society is to encourage the study, protection, propagation, appreciation and use of Oklahoma's native plants.

Oklahoma Wildlife and Prairie Heritage Alliance
The Oklahoma Wildlife and Prairie Heritage Alliance , was formed exclusively to provide enhanced coordination, cooperation, and communication between the organizations, agencies, and individuals working to conserve the short- & mixed- grassland’s diverse habitat and unique wildlife of Western Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department is the steward of the Oklahoma State Park system and promotes travel and tourism to and within the state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Biological Survey
The Oklahoma Biological Survey is both a research unit of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma and a state office. Our purpose is to gather, analyze and disseminate information regarding animal and plant forms and ecological communities within the state of Oklahoma.

Sutton Avian Research Center
Founded in 1983, the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center is dedicated to finding cooperative conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education.

Playa Lakes Joint Venture
The Playa Lakes Joint Venture mission is to conserve playa lakes, other wetlands and associated landscapes through partnerships for the benefit of birds, other wildlife and people.

Tip of the Oklahoma Panhandle
Location of the Oklahoma high point (Black Mesa). Maps of the area, and featuring the famous Kenton Mercantile.

Oklahoma Data
All kinds of short facts about Oklahoma, such as the state flag, state song, and a lot more.