Southwest Region Emphasis Areas
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East Texas and Oklahoma Emphasis Area    
East Texas and Oklahoma are home to some of the most unique and ecologically significant areas in the Southwest. From the limestone aquifers of central Texas to the karst caves in the Oklahoma Ozark Highlands this Emphasis Area contains some of the greatest levels of species diversity in the Region.

The priorities established by the East Texas and Oklahoma Emphasis Area Team include: conserving the Ouachita Uplift and Karst Species; conserving mussel species; protecting the Pineywoods in East Texas; conserving bat and aquatic species in Oklahoma’s Ozark Highlands; and working with the local community to reintroduce paddlefish in the Big Cypress basin.


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Stories, News and Updates

Meet the Biologist: Charrish Stevens Meet the Biologist: If you want to know anything about Texas freshwater mussel conservation, talk to Charrish Stevens!
August 2016
Paddlefish. Tishomingo hatchery helps save the paddlefish - NewsOK
May 14, 2017
Private landowners making a difference in Texas Private Landowners Making the Difference in Texas
July 2017
Ozark Bat video Ozark Highlands video
July 2017


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Last updated: January 16, 2018