Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“ODWC and Partners are Making Strides in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation”

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has endorsed a voluntary five-state plan to conserve the birds, which had been proposed for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

The [conservation plan] encourages landowners to proactively manage property in exchange for financial support. Agreements with participating landowners will aim to improve habitat conditions for the lesser prairie-chicken, increase populations and provide for long-term conservation of the species. The RWP also establishes a framework for mitigating impacts from the wide range of activities covered under the RWP, with a goal of providing a net conservation benefit to lesser prairie-chicken.

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