Led by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, the Oklahoma Teaming with Wildlife Coalition includes wildlife biologists, hunters & anglers, birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists.

Oklahoma’s Diverse Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

bird in nestOklahoma’s habitats support locally healthy populations of migrating shorebirds and songbirds, such as Oklahoma’s state bird, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. The eastern forests of Oklahoma support rich communities of songbirds, salamanders and bats. Oklahoma’s rivers support an impressive diversity of fish and freshwater mussels. In the prairies of western Oklahoma, globally rare species are found, such as the Texas Horned Lizard, Swift Fox, Long-billed Curlew and Lesser Prairie Chicken.

The dozens of partners who came together to develop the Oklahoma Wildlife Action Plan identified habitat conversion, water degradation and fire suppression as leading threats to this spectacular wildlife heritage. Fortunately, if we invest in the Oklahoma Wildlife Action Plan today, we can conserve wildlife and vital natural areas for future generations.

A Powerful Coalition to Conserve our Wildlife Heritage

More than 150 organizations and businesses from across Oklahoma have come together to spread the word about the Oklahoma Wildlife Action Plan and to secure the funding it needs for success. YOU CAN HELP by joining the coalition, engaging organizations in your community and urging our elected officials to support the federal State Wildlife Grants Program and legislation providing long-term, dedicated funding for wildlife conservation and related education and recreation.