A simple "Thank You" can't express the extent of appreciation that is felt when someone goes above and beyond to lend a hand. And this is never more true than with the many groups that have become our invaluable partners in conserving Oklahoma's tremendous natural resources. The Wildlife Department , and in turn you as a sportsman, are blessed by these quality organizations that have made significant contributions to wildlife management in Oklahoma during the past year.
NatureWorks has been a long-time partner for conservation with the Wildlife Department. This donation provides $27600 for habitat work at Hulah Wildlife Management Area; $3,100 at Neosho Bottoms; $2,500 for firebreaks at Heyburn WMA; $1,000 for Deep Fork WMA and $1,000 for Cross Timbers WMA.
Paul George Foundation
The Paul George Foundation became a partner with the Wildlife Department in 2018 when the NBA's foundation sought to have a positive impact on urban schools in Oklahoma City. The donation supports the involvement of 13 urban schools in the Department's Oklahoma Fishing in the Schools Program.
Cabela's Outdoor Fund
This grant from the Cabela's Outdoor Fund was awarded to provide two schools in Oklahoma with equipment for the ODWC's outdoor education programs.
Water for Wildlife Foundation
The Water for Wildlife Foundation has partnered with the Wildlife Department by making a donation to conservation efforts at Beaver River Wildlife Management Area.
Northeast Oklahoma Fly Fishing Club
The Northeast Oklahoma Fly Fishing Club donated to streams management efforts such as the purchase of an isomet saw and other research and management needs.
National Wild Turkey Federation
The National Wild Turkey Federation has been a powerhouse partner to wildlife, conservation, sportsmen and the Wildlife Department through the years. This donation includes $39,633 for habitat management on wildlife management areas, $10,000 each to the Oklahoma National Archery in the Schools and Oklahoma Scholastic Shooting Sports programs, $5,000 to land acquisition efforts and $4,500 for travel expenses for the ODWC technical committee members and the Game Warden of the Year to participate in the NWTF's national meetings.
Oklahoma Striped Bass Association
The Oklahoma Striped Bass Association gave this donation to contribute to the management, research and culture of striped bass and hybrid striped bass in Oklahoma.
Dolese Brothers contributed this donation to supply rainbow trout for Dolese Youth Park Pond in Oklahoma City. This popular fishing opportunity allows anglers to catch trout in an unexpected urban pond nestled right in the OKC metro.
89er Chapter of Trout Unlimited
The 89er Chapter of Trout Unlimited donated for trout fishing opportunities at Dolese Youth Park Pond in Oklahoma City.
BancFirst donated to help supply urban trout fishing opportunities in Jenks.