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

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