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State Wildlife Grants

What is the State Wildlife Grants Program?

State wildlife agencies are responsible for the conservation of the majority of fish and wildlife resources, but funding for conservation has been limited throughout our history. During the past 70 years, dedicated funding programs have been developed for the conservation of game and sport fish species, but many species, including rare or declining ones, are not eligible for funding assistance under these programs. Congress recognizes this limitation and in federal fiscal year 2001, it authorized and funded the State Wildlife Grants Program. This program is a federal cost-share program that is restricted to statutory state fish and wildlife management agencies; the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is the approved state agency for the state of Oklahoma.

The purpose of the State Wildlife Grants program is to support proactive conservation and management activities on behalf of the rare and declining species that are in greatest need of conservation attention. In order to most effectively use the limited conservation funding that is available through the State Wildlife Grants program, the ODWC worked with interested constituents and technical experts to prepare a strategic conservation plan that identifies the wildlife species in greatest conservation need, the habitats with which they are associated, and the factors that most substantially appear to affect their population. This plan is called the Oklahoma Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy. The Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy was recently updated and approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on June 10, 2016. The original plan was approved on October 12, 2005.


Grant Name Grant Number Start Date End Date
Evaluating the Spatial and Temporal Distribution and Ecology of Bighead and Silver Carp and Native Fishes of the Lower Red River Basin T-119 11-01-2020 06-30-2022
Life History of Western Chicken Turtles in Southeastern Oklahoma T-114-R-1 01-01-2020 06-30-2022
Conservation Collaboration, Population Monitoring and Data Management for Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Oklahoma T-113-R-1 10-01-2019 09-30-2022
Status Assessment for the Southern Hickorynut in Oklahoma T-111-R-1 07-01-2019 12-31-2022
Status of the Regal Fritillary in Oklahoma T-110-R-1 01-01-2019 06-30-2021
Life History and Ecology of the Ozark Emerald and Associated Crayfishes in the Ouachita Mountains/West Gulf Coastal Plain Region T-108-R-1 10-01-2018 06-30-2021
Remote Acoustic Biomonitoring and Habitat Modeling to Establish Current Range and Critical Habitat of the Prairie Mole Cricket in Oklahoma T-105-R-1 10-01-2018 09-30-2021
Movement and flow-recruitment relationships of Prairie Chub: An Endemic Great Plains cyprinid T-104-R-1 07-01-2018 06-30-2021
Assessment of the Current Distribution of the Eastern Spotted Skunk in Southeast Oklahoma T-102-R-1 01-01-2018 12-31-2021
Surveys to Assess Suitability of Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) Reintroduction Sites in Oklahoma T-101-R-1 01-01-2018 12-31-2018
Targeted Surveys for the Peppered Shiner in the Kiamichi, Little, Glover and Mountain Fork Rivers T-100-R-1 01-01-2018 06-30-2020
Assessing the distribution and habitat needs of the Least Darter and sympatric species of the Ozark and Arbuckle Mountain ecoregions T-99-R-1 10-01-2017 09-30-2020
Surveys for Wintering Yellow Rails in Oklahoma T-98-R-1 10-01-2019 06-30-2019
The Influence of Behavior, Physiology, and Genomics on the Reproductive Success of Alligator Snapping Turtles T-97-R-1 09-01-2017 12-31-2018
Distribution and Biology of the Oklahoma-endemic Wichita Mountains Pillsnail T-96-R-1 07-01-2017 12-31-2020
Investigation of Shinnery Oak Propagation and Establishment as Framework for Restoration T-95-R-1 10-01-2016 12-31-2018
Henslow's Sparrow Breeding Distribution in Oklahoma T-94-R-1 04-01-2017 03-31-2018
A Survey for Rare Mayfly and Caddisfly Species of Greatest Conservation Need T-93-R-1 01-01-2017 12-31-2018
Assessing the Impacts of Road Culverts on Stream Fishes in Eastern Oklahoma T-92-R-1 07-01-2017 06-30-2019
Detecting Native Aquatics Network - A Novel Biodiversity Monitoring Program for Native Aquatic and Semi-aquatic Species Using Environmental DNA T-91-R-1 10-01-2016 06-30-2020
Oklahoma Biodiversity Information System:  An Integrated, Online Data System for Conservation Planning T-90-M-1 04-01-2016 03-31-2020
Geographic Distribution and Ecological Impact of Aquatic Invasive Plants in Oklahoma T-89-1 04-01-2016 06-30-2021
Ecological Assessment of Ozark Watersheds Using Breeding Birds T-88-R-1 01-01-2016 12-31-2018
Determine the Distribution of State Endangered Longnose Darter through Niche Model Transferability T-87-R-1 01-01-2016 12-31-2018
Biological surveys to determine the breeding range, habitat needs, and co-occurring faunal communities associated with Black Rails (Laterallus jamaicensis) in Oklahoma T-86-1 01-01-2016 12-31-2017
Distribution, Abundance and Genetic Variation of the Prairie Speckled Chub T-85-1 01-01-2016 12-31-2018
Conservation, Monitoring, and Data Management for Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Oklahoma T-84-R-1 10-01-2014 09-30-2019
Distribution, Population Estimate, and Response to Prescribed Fire in the Rattlesnake-Master Borer Moth at the Nature Conservancy’s Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Osage County, Oklahoma T-83-1 01-01-2015 12-31-2017
A Biological Survey of the Linda's Roadside Skipper Butterfly T-82-1 04-01-2015 03-31-2020
Mapping Priority Areas for Oklahoma’s Ozark Karst Species of Greatest Conservation Concern  T-81-1 10-01-2014 09-30-2016
Tracking the Emergence of Infectious Diseases Among Amphibian Species of Greatest Conservation Need T-80-1 01-01-2015 12-31-2017
Assessment of Distribution, Status and Habitat Needs of Rare Mussel Species in the Little River Watershed in Oklahoma T-79-1 10-01-2014 09-30-2016
Assessment and Survey of the Presence, Distribution, and Habitat of the Texas Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys elator, in Oklahoma T-78-1 10-01-2014 09-30-2017
Harper County Land Acquisition T-77-L-1 08-01-2014 07-31-2017
Assessment of the Density and Spatial and Temporal Variation of the American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in Oklahoma T-76-1 01-01-2014 06-30-2017
Assessing the Extent and Density of Chicken Turtle Populations in Southeastern Oklahoma T-75-1 10-01-2013 12-31-2017
Survey of Clear Boggy, Muddy Boggy, Kiamichi and Little River Drainages in Oklahoma T-74-1 01-01-2014 06-30-2016
Status, Distribution and Ecology of the Ozark Emerald (Somatochlora ozarkensis) and other Springtime-Emerging Dragonflies of Eastern Oklahoma T-73-1 10-01-2013 09-30-2016
State Wildlife Grants Coordination T-72-1 10-01-2013 09-30-2018
Understanding Impacts of Surface-Groundwater Conditions on Stream Fishes Under Altered Base-Flow Conditions T-71-1 01-01-2014 12-31-2018
An Assessment of Impacts of Bighead Carp on SGCN in the Neosho and Spring Rivers T-70-1 01-01-2014 12-31-2017
A General Status Assessment of Blue Suckers in Oklahoma Rivers T-69-1 08-01-2013 06-30-2018
Determining Current Distribution, Movement and Habitat Use of Shovelnose Sturgeon in Oklahoma Waters T-68-R-1 09-01-2013 08-31-2018
Oklahoma Ecological Systems Mapping: Phase 2, Western Oklahoma T-67-1 10-01-2013 09-30-2015
Girdner Tract Land Acquisition, Cherokee County T-66-L-1 10-01-2013 09-30-2015
Wildlife Diversity Inventory on Oklahoma Wildlife Management Areas with Emphasis on Species of Greatest Conservation Need T-65-1 10-01-2013 09-30-2018
Implementation of a Program to Address Energy-Related Wildlife and Habitat Impacts T-64-R-2 06-01-2015 06-30-2018
Development and Implementation of a Program to Address Energy Related Wildlife and Habitat Impacts T-64-R-1 06-01-2012 06-30-2015
Habitat Restoration and Population Assessment of Chicken Turtles and Crawfish Frogs at Bohler Seeps and Sandhills Preserve T-63-R-1 01-23-2012 12-31-2013
Update and Revision of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy T-62-P-1 10-01-2011 09-30-2015
Distribution and Diversity of Grotto and Oklahoma Salamanders in the Oklahoma Ozarks T-61-R-1 12-01-2011 11-30-2015
The Impacts of Flow Alterations on Crayfishes in Southeastern Oklahoma with an Emphasis on the Mena Crayfish T-60-R-1 06-01-2011 05-31-2014
Evaluating Environmental Flow Requirements for Freshwater Mussels of the Mountain Fork, Kiamichi and Little Rivers T-59-R-1 06-01-2011 05-30-2014
Determining Factors Affecting the Distribution of Fish and Crayfish in the Ozark Region of Oklahoma T-58-R-1 06-01-2011 05-30-2014
Developing a Multiple Spatial Scale Model to Predict the Distribution of Freshwater Mussel Assemblages in the Small Rivers of Southeastern Oklahoma T-57-R-1 06-01-2011 12-31-2014
Population Size Estimation of the Mexican Free-tailed Bat at Important Maternity Roosts in Oklahoma T-55-R-1 08-23-2010 07-31-2013
Survey and Status of Freshwater Mussels in the Poteau River T-54-1 07-01-2010 06-30-2012
Effects of Hydrologic Alteration on Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Lee Creek, Oklahoma T-53-1 07-01-2010 06-30-2013
A Survey of Alligator Snapping Turtles and Other Turtle Species in Three Northeast Oklahoma Rivers T-52-1 07-01-2010 06-30-2014
A Survey of the Freshwater Turtles in Eastern Oklahoma T-51-2 05-15-2012 12-31-2012
A Survey of the Freshwater Turtles in Eastern Oklahoma T-51-1 05-06-2009 04-30-2012
Oklahoma Paddlefish Research for Conservation Management T-50-1 10-01-2007 12-31-2009
Harper County Land Acquisitions - Carmichael Ranch Property T-49-L-1    
Woods County Land Acquisition, McKinley Ranch Property T-48-L-1    
Digital Atlas of Oklahoma Mammals: Development of Website - Collection of Vertebrates T-47-P-1 12-31-2006 06-30-2009
Using Tree Ring Analysis to Determine Fire History in the Oklahoma Ozarks T-46-P-1 12-31-2006 12-30-2011
Subregional Mapping of the Ozark and Arkansas Valley Regions T-45-P-1 12-31-2006 12-30-2009
Development of the Oklahoma State Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan T-44-P-1 12-18-2006 06-30-2009
Conservation Planning in the Oaks and Prairies Bird Conservation Region T-43-P-1 10-01-2006 09-30-2012
Restoration of Open Woodland and Savannah Communities through Selective Thinning on The Nature Conservancy's Nickel Preserve T-41-1 07-01-2006 12-31-2009
Status of Macroinvertebrate and Fish Assemblages in the Small Rivers of the Tallgrass Prairie T-40-P-1 07-01-2006 12-30-2009
WAFWA Interstate Grassland Conservation Coordination T-39-P-1 07-01-2006 06-30-2010
Surveys for Rare Mussel Species and Determination of Hydrological Characteristics of Mussel Habitat in Southeast Oklahoma T-38-P-1 06-01-2006 05-31-2008
Migrant Shorebirds and Habitat Quality of Isolated Wetlands in the Mixed Grass Prairie Region T-37-P-1 07-01-2006 06-30-2009
Evaluating Conversion of Old World Bluestem Monocultures to Native Plant Communities T-36-P-1 06-01-2006 05-31-2009
Inventory of Reptiles and Amphibians on Oklahoma Wildlife Management Areas T-35-P-1 06-01-2006 05-31-2011
Subregional Mapping of the Tallgrass Prairie CWCS Region T-34-P-1 06-01-2006 08-31-2009
Development of the Shortgrass Prairie Region Species of Greatest Conservation Need Conservation Assessment and Conservation Strategy T-33-P-1 04-01-2006 03-31-2014
Conversion of the Oklahoma Gap Vegetation Map for Habitat Analysis of Species of Greatest Conservation Need T-32-P-1 10-01-2005 03-31-2007
Status and Habitat Affinity for Cerulean Warblers and Other Forest Birds in Eastern Oklahoma T-31-P-1 09-01-2005 08-31-2008
Patch Burn Management: Enhancing Habitat for Imperiled Grassland Bird Species T-30-P-1 09-01-2005 08-31-2008
Digital Atlas of Oklahoma Mammals: Data Capture and Georeferencing of OSU Collection of Vertebrates T-29-P-1 08-01-2005 12-31-2007
Oklahoma Mammals Database: Preparation of Data From the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History T-28-P-1 08-01-2005 07-31-2007
Reproductive Timing and Success of Freshwater Mussels in the Little River, Oklahoma T-27-P-1 07-01-2005 12-31-2008
Status and Demography of Grassland Raptors of Conservation Concern in the Oklahoma Panhandle T-26-P-1 07-01-2005 12-31-2008
Oklahoma Winter Bird Atlas T-25-P-1 12-01-2004 11-30-2010
A Herpetological Survey of the Black Mesa Ecoregion and Surrounding Area T-24-P-1 06-01-2005 05-31-2008
Survey of Mammals of Special Concern in Western Oklahoma T-23-P-1 09-15-2004 12-31-2007
Effects of Land Cover Change in Sandy Sanders, Packsaddle and Cooper Wildlife Management Areas on State Birds of Greatest Conservation Need T-22-P-1 09-15-2004 09-14-2009
Swainson's Warbler Status Assessment in Oklahoma T-21-P-1 07-01-2008 06-30-2009
Development of Inter-Agency Rare Species Data Sharing and Exchange for Statewide Wildlife Conservation Planning T-20-P-1 06-15-2004 11-30-2010
Fluvial Geomorphology Analysis of the Kiamichi River, Oklahoma T-19-P-1 06-01-2004 06-30-2006
Assessment of Ecological Disturbance to a Cross Timber Habitat T-18-P-1 06-01-2004 05-31-2007
Wildlife Habitat in Oklahoma Territory and the Chickasaw Nation, Circa 1870 T-17-P-1 06-01-2004 12-31-2007
Faunal Survey of Oklahoma Cave and Springs T-16-P1 06-01-2004 05-31-2008
Development and Implementation of Fish and Wildlife Resources Impact Review Programs T-15-P-1 04-19-2004 06-30-2007

The Freshwater Mussels of Oklahoma


T-14-P-1 10-01-2003 09-30-2005
Digital Atlas of Oklahoma Fishes: Preparation of Data from the SNOMNH T-13-P-1 10-01-2003 03-31-2007
Digital Atlas of Oklahoma Fishes: Preparation of Data from Oklahoma State University T-12-P-1 10-01-2003 09-30-2006
Surveys and Studies of Oklahoma Crayfish and the Grotto Salamander T-11-P-1 08-18-2003 06-30-2005
Physiological Determination of Mussel Sensitivity to Water Management Practices in the Kiamichi River and Review and Summarization of Literature T-10-P-1 08-11-2003 09-30-2005
North American Bird Conservation Initiative Planning for Oklahoma T-9-P-1 07-28-2003 07-24-2011
Instream Flow Modeling for Mussels and Fishes in Southeastern Oklahoma Rivers T-8-P-1 07-28-2003 06-30-2005
Review and Summarization of Literature Pertaining to the Ecosystem Flow Requirements for the Kiamichi River Above Hugo Lake and Little River Watershed in Oklahoma T-7-P-1 07-28-2003 06-30-2007
Genetic Variation Within and Among Natural and Captive Populations of Alligator Snapping Turtles in Oklahoma T-5-P-1 07-01-2003 06-30-2006
Wildlife Diversity Inventory and Development of Species of Greatest Conservation Need Management Plans T-4-P-1 03-24-2003 12-31-2006
Oklahoma Paddlefish Information for Conservation Management T-3-P-1 01-24-2003 12-31-2007
State Wildlife Grants Coordination T-2-P-2 01-01-2006 06-30-2013
Development of the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy T-2-P-1 11-15-2002 12-31-2005
Kimbell Ranch Land Acquisition, Love County WT-2-L-1 06-01-2011 09-22-2014
McFarland Ranch Land Acquisition, Beaver County WT-1-L-1 09-01-2010 08-31-2012