This is the web site of the Oklahoma Ecological Services
Field Office. Use the links to the left or at the bottom to
browse the sections of this and related sites. Below are some
news and updates regarding the activities of this office.
General Conservation Plan for Pipelines and Well Field Development in Oklahoma and Texas
The public notice is located here
Public scoping meetings for the General Conservation Plan for American Burying Beetles for Pipelines and Well Field Development in Oklahoma and Texas will take place at the following dates/locations:
the scoping process for the Environmental Impact Statement on
the American Burying Beetle General Conservation Plan will not
consider Garfield and Major Counties, but will consider Murray
County along with the other counties mentioned in the Notice
- February 19, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State University – Tulsa Campus
Room 150 (North Hall)
700 North Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74106
- February 20, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Southeast Expo Center
4500 W. Hwy 270
McAlester, OK 74501
Gulf Coast Pipeline Project Habitat Conservation Plan
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and TransCanada Company
are working together to develop a Habitat Conservation Plan
(HCP) for the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)
on the Gulf Coast Pipeline Project. The timeline and relevant
documents can be viewed in the table below; the documents
are large, so please allow time for download.
Healthy Forests Reserve Program Helps Protect
Habitat for Federally-listed Species in the Ozark Highlands
of Northeastern Oklahoma
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working in cooperation
with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and
Oklahoma Forestry Services to implement the Healthy Forests
Reserve Program (HFRP) in northeastern Oklahoma. The HFRP
is a Farm Bill program for private landowners. The purpose
of the HFRP is to assist landowners, on a voluntary basis,
in restoring, enhancing and protecting forestland resources
on private lands through conservation easements, 30-year contracts
and 10-year cost-share agreements. The program is being offered
in five counties in northeastern Oklahoma: Adair, Cherokee,
Delaware, Sequoyah, and Ottawa counties. The federally-listed
species that are being targeted for habitat and population
recovery activities include the gray bat, the Ozark big-eared
bat, and the Ozark cavefish. The HFRP is administered by the
NRCS. For more information about HFRP, please contact your
local U.S. Department of Agriculture - NRCS Service Center.
Additional information also is available here.