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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 Wildlfie 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.pdf. The Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy was recently updated and approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service June 10, 2016. The original plan was approved October 12, 2005.

Grant NameGrant NumberProject Start DateProject End DateReport
Osage County Habitat MappingT-1-P-1Oct-02Sept-04 
Development of the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation StrategyT-2-P-1Jan-03Dec-05 
State Wildlife Grants CoordinationT-2-P-2Jan-06Dec-11 
Oklahoma Paddlefish Information for Conservation ManagementT-3-P-1Jan-03Dec-07 
Wildlife Diversity Inventory and Development of Species of Greatest Conservation Need Management PlansT-4-P-1Mar-03Dec-06 
Genetic Variation Within and Among Natural and Captive Populations of Alligator Snapping Turtles in OklahomaT-5-P-1Jul-03Jun-06 
Review and Summarization of Literature Pertaining to the Ecosystem Flow Requirements for the Kiamich River Above Hugo Lake and Little River Watershed in OklahomaT-7-P-1Jul-03Jun-07 
Instream Flow Modeling for Mussels and Fishes in Southeastern Oklahoma RiversT-8-P-1Jul-03Jun-05 
North American Bird Conservation Initiative Planning for OklahomaT-9-P-1Jul-08Jul-11 
Physiological Determination of Mussel Sensitivity to Water Management Practices in the Kiamichi River and Review and Summarization of LiteratureT-10-P-1Aug-03Sept-05 
Surveys and Studies of Oklahoma Crayfish and the Grotto SalamanderT-11-P-1Aug-03Jun-05 
Digital Atlas of Oklahoma Fishes: Preparation of Data from Oklahoma State UniversityT-12-P-1Oct-03Jun-06 
Digital Atlas of Oklahoma Fishes: Preparation of Data from the SNOMNHT-13-P-1Oct-03Mar-07 
The Freshwater Mussels of Oklahoma (Identification Guide)T-14-P-1Oct-03Sept-05 
Development and Implementation of Fish and Wildlife Resources Impact Review ProgramsT-15-P-1Apr-04Jun-07 
Development and Implementation of Fish and Wildlife Resources Impact Review Programs T-15-P-2Jul-07Jun-12 
Faunal Survey of Oklahoma Cave and SpringsT-16-P-1Jun-04May-08 
Wildlife Habitat in Oklahoma Territory and the Chickasaw Nation, Circa 1870T-17-P-1Jun-04Dec-07 
Assessment of Ecological Distrubance to a Cross Timber HabitatT-18-P-1Jun-04May-07 
Fluvial Geomorphology Analysis of the Kiamichi River, OklahomaT-19-P-1Jun-04Jun-06 
Development of Inter-Agency Rare Species Data Sharing and Exchange for Statewide Wildlife Conservation PlanningT-20-P-1Jun-04Nov-10 
Swainson's Warbler Status Assessment in OklahomaT-21-P-1Jun-08Jun-09 
Effects of Land Cover Change in Sandy Sanders, Packsaddle and Cooper Wildlife Management Areas on State Birds of Greatest Conservation NeedT-22-P-1Sept-04Sept-09 
Survey of Mammals of Special Concern in Western OklahomaT-23-P-1Sept-04Dec-07 
A Herpetological Survey of the Black Mesa Ecoregion and Surrounding AreaT-24-P-1Jun-05May-08 
Oklahoma Winter Bird AtlasT-25-P-1Dec-04Nov-10 
Status and Demography of Grassland Raptors of Conservation Concern in the Oklahoma PanhandleT-26-P-1Jul-05Dec-08 
Reproductive Timing and Success of Freshwater Mussels in the Little River, OklahomaT-27-P-1Jul-05Dec-08 
Oklahoma Mammals Database: Prepartion of Data From the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural HistoryT-28-P-1Jul-05Jul-07 
Digital Atlas of Oklahoma Mammals: Data Capture and Georeferencing of OSU Collection of VertebratesT-29-P-1Aug-05Dec-07 
Patch Burn Management: Enhancing Habitat for Imperiled Grassland Bird SpeciesT-30-P-1Sept-05Aug-08 
Status and Habitat Affinity for Cerulean Warblers and Other Forest Birds in Eastern OklahomaT-31-P-1Sept-05Aug-08 
Conversion of the Oklahoma Gap Vegetation Map for Habitat Analysis of Species of Greatest Conservation NeedT-32-P-1Oct-05Feb-07 
Development of the Shortgrass Prairie Region Species of Greatest Conservation Need Conservation Assessment and Conservation StrategyT-33-P-1Apr-06Mar-14 
Subregional Mapping of the Tallgrass Prairie CWCS RegionT-34-P-1Jun-06Aug-09 
Inventory of Reptiles and Amphibians on Oklahoma Wildlife Management AreasT-35-P-1Jun-06May-10 
Evaluating Conversion of Old World Bluestem Monocultures to Native Plant CommunitiesT-36-P-1Jun-06May-09 
Migrant Shorebirds and Habitat Quality of Isolated Wetlands in the Mixed Grass Prairie RegionT-37-P-1Jul-06Jun-09 
Surveys for Rare Mussel Species and Determination of Hydrological Characteristics of Mussel Habitat in Southeast OklahomaT-38-P-1Jun-06May-08 
WAFWA Interstate Grassland Conservation CoordinationT-39-P-1Jul-06Jun-10 
Status of Macroinvertebrate and Fish Assembages in the Samall Rivers of the Tallgrass PrairieT-40-P-1Jul-06Dec-09 
Restoration of Open Woodland and Savannah Communities through Selective Thinning on The Nature Conservancy's Nickel PreserveT-41-P-1Jul-06Dec-09 
Conservation Planning in the Oaks and Prairies Bird Conservation RegionT-43-P-1Oct-06Sept-12 
Development of the Oklahoma State Aquatic Nuisance Species Management PlanT-44-P-1Dec-06Jun-09 
Subregional Mapping of the Ozark and Arkansas Valley RegionsT-45-P-1Dec-06Dec-09 
Using Tree Ring Analysis to Determine Fire History in the Oklahoma OzarksT-46-P-1Dec-06Dec-11 
Digital Atlas of Oklahoma Mammals: Development of Website - Collection of VertebratesT-47-P-1Dec-06Jun-09 
Woods County Land Acquisition, McKinley RanchT-48-L-1Sept-07Feb-10 
Harper County Land Acquisition, Carmichael RanchT-49-1Sept-07Mar-12 
Oklahoma Paddlefish Research for Conservation ManagementT-50-1Oct-07Dec-09 
A Survey of the Freshwater Turtles in Eastern OklahomaT-51-1May-09Apr-12 
A Survey of the Freshwater Turtles in Eastern OklahomaT-51-2May-12Dec-12 
A Survey of Alligator Snapping Turtles and Other Turtle Species in Three Northeast Oklahoma RiversT-52-1Jul-10Jun-14 
Effects of Hydrologic Alteration on Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Lee Creek, OklahomaT-53-1Jul-10Jun-12 
Survey and Status of Freshwater Mussels in the Poteau RiverT-54-1Jul-10Jun-12 
Population Size Estimation of the Mexican Free-tailed Bat at Important Maternity Roosts in OklahomaT-55-R-1Aug-10Jul-13 
Developing a Multiple Spatial Scale Model to Predict the Distribution of Freshwater Mussel Assemblages in the Small Rivers of Southeastern OklahomaT-57-R-1Jun-11May-14 
Determining Factors Affecting the Distribution of Fish and Crayfish in the Ozark Region of OklahomaT-58-R-1Jun-11May-14 
Evaluating Environmental Flow Requirements for Freshwater Mussels of the Mountain Fork, Kiamichi and Little RiversT-59-R-1Jun-11May-14 
The Impacts of Flow Alterations on Crayfishes in Southeastern Oklahoma with an Emphasis on the Mena CrayfishT-60-R-1Jun-11May-14 
Distribution and Diversity of Grotto and Oklahoma Salamanders in the Oklahoma OzarksT-61-R-1Dec-11Nov-14 
Update and Revision of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation StrategyT-62-P-1Oct-11Sept-15 
Habitat Restoration and Population Assessment of Chicken Turtles and Crawfish Frogs at Bohler Seeps and Sandhills PreserveT-63-R-1Jan-12Dec-13 
Development and Implementation of a Program to Address Energy Related Wildlife and Habitat ImpactsT-64-R-1Jun-12May-15 
Implementation of a Program to Address Energy-Related Wildlife and Habitat ImpactsT-64-R-2Jul-15Jun-18 
Wildlife Diversity Inventory on Oklahoma Wildlife Management Areas with Emphasis on Species of Greatest Conservation NeedT-65-1Oct-13Sept-17 
Girdner Tract Land Acquisition, Cherokee CountyT-66-L-1Oct-13Sept-15 
Oklahoma Ecological Systems Mapping: Phase 2, Western OklahomaT-67-1Oct-13Sept-15 
Determining Current Distribution, Movement and Habitat Use of Shovelnose Sturgeon in Oklahoma WatersT-68-R-1Sept-13Aug-18 
A General Status Assessment of Blue Suckers in Oklahoma RiversT-69-1Aug-13Jun-18 
An Assessment of Impacts of Bighead Carp on SGCN in the Neosho and Spring RiversT-70-1Jan-14Jun-16 
Understanding Impacts of Surface-Groundwater Conditions on Stream Fishes Under Altered Base-Flow ConditionsT-71-1Jan-14Dec-18 
State Wildlife Grants CoordinationT-72-1Oct-13Sept-18 
Status, Distribution and Ecology of the Ozark Emerald (Somatochlora ozarkensis) and other Springtime-Emerging Dragonflies of Eastern OklahomaT-73-1Oct-13Sept-15 
Survey of Clear Boggy, Muddy Boggy, Kiamichi and Little River Drainages in OklahomaT-74-1Jan-14Jun-16 
Assessing the Extent and Density of Chicken Turtle Populations in Southeastern OklahomaT-75-1Oct-13Dec-16 
Assessment of the Density and Spatial and Temporal Variation of the American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in OklahomaT-76-1Jan-14Dec-16 
Assessment and Survey of the Presence, Distribution, and Habitat of the Texas Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys elator, in OklahomaT-78-1Oct-14Sept-17 
Assessment of Distribution, Status and Habitat Needs of Rare Mussel Species in the Little River Watershed in OklahomaT-79-1Oct-14Sept-16 
Tracking the Emergence of Infectious Diseases Among Amphibian Species of Greatest Conservation NeedT-80-1Jan-15Dec-17 
Mapping Threats for Oklahoma's Ozark Karst SpeciesT-81-1Oct-14Sept-16 
A Biological Survey of the Linda's Roadside Skipper ButterflyT-82-1Apr-15Mar-19 
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, OklahomaT-83-1Jan-15Dec-17 
Conservation Monitoring and Data Management for Species of Greatest Conservation NeedT-84-1Oct-14Sept-19 
Distribution, Abundance and Genetic Variation of the Prairie Speckled ChubT-85-1Jan-16Dec-17 
Biological surveys to determine the breeding range, habitat needs, and co-occuring faunal communities associated with Black Rails (Laterallus jamaicensis) in OklahomaT-86-1Jan-16Dec-17 
Determine the Distribution of State Endangered Longnose Darter through Niche Model TransferabilityT-87-1Jan-16Dec-18 
Ecological Assessment of Ozark Watersheds Using Breeding BirdsT-88-1Jan-16Dec-18 
Geographic Distribution and Ecological Impact of Aquatic Invasive Plants in OklahomaT-89-1Apr-16June-21 
Oklahoma Biodiversity Information System:  An Integrated, Online Data System for Conservation PlanningT-90-M-1Apr-16Mar-19 
Detecting Native Aquatics Network - A Novel Biodiversity Monitoring Program for Native Aquatic and Semi-aquatic Species Using Environmental DNAT-91-R-1Oct-16Sept-19 
Assessing the Impacts of Road Culverts on Stream Fishes in Eastern OklahomaT-92-R-1Jul-17June-19 
A Survey for Rare Mayfly and Caddisfly Species of Greatest Conservation NeedT-93-R-1Jan-17Dec-18 
Henslow's Sparrow Breeding Distribution in OklahomaT-94-R-1Apr-17Mar-18 
Investigation of Shinnery Oak Propagation and Establishment as Framework for RestorationT-95-R-1Oct-16Dec-18 
Distribution and Biology of the Oklahoma-endemic Wichita Mountains PillsnailT-96-R-1Jul-17Jun-20 
The Influence of Behavior, Physiology, and Genomics on the Reproductive Success of Alligator Snapping TurtlesT-97-R-1Sept-17Dec-18 
Surveys for Wintering Yellow Rails in OklahomaT-98-R-1Oct-17Jun-19 
Assessing the distribution and habitat needs of the Least Darter and sympatric species of the Ozark and Arbuckle Mountain ecoregionsT-99-R-1Oct-17Sept-20 
Targeted Surveys for the Peppered Shiner in the Kiamichi, Little, Glover and Mountain Fork RiversT-100-R-1Jan-18Jun-20 
Surveys to Assess Suitability of Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) Reintroduction Sites in OklahomaT-101-R-1Jan-18Dec-18 
Movement and flow-recruitment relationships of Prairie Chub: An Endemic Great Plains cyprinidT-104-R-1July-18June-21 
Life History and Ecology of the Ozark Emerald and Associated Crayfishes in the Ouachita Mountains/West Gulf Coastal Plain RegionT-108-R-1Oct-18June-21 
Status of the Regal Fritillary in OklahomaT-110-R-1Jan-19June-21 
McFarland Ranch Land Acquisition, Beaver CountyWT-1Sep-10Aug-12 
Kimbell Ranch Land Acquisition, Love CountyWT-2-L-1Jun-11May-16 

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