Northwest Oklahoma public land expanded

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Geese Limitless and ODWC safe whole wetland basin

TULSA, Okla. – Sept., 30, 2017 – A multi-year effort to broaden Drummond Flats Wildlife Administration Space is paying off for hunters this fall. The Oklahoma Division of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) opened the world to public entry Sept. 1, for the beginning of dove season and it’ll stay open for waterfowl looking.

“Geese Limitless works intently with ODWC to enhance wetland habitat throughout Oklahoma,” mentioned DU Regional Director Nathan Johnson, who additionally labored as a wetland engineer for DU. “After a number of years of specializing in Drummond Flats, it feels good to safe the ultimate items to make this historic wetland space complete.”

Geese Limitless acquired 125 acres at Drummond Flats from prepared sellers final 12 months. This acreage represents the ultimate two parcels throughout the footprint of the historic wetland basin, however ODWC hopes to broaden the WMA additional to buffer the wetlands.

“That is one other nice instance of the terrific working relationship through the years between the ODWC and DU,” mentioned Alan Peoples, chief of wildlife for the ODWC. “It’s an actual win-win-win for the geese, the habitat and for hunters.”

Along with Geese Limitless main sponsors who supported the Southern Prairies & Playas Initiative in Oklahoma, funding for the acquisition got here from the Treeman Household Basis and the Playa Lakes Joint Enterprise by means of a grant offered by ConocoPhillips.

The realm shall be leased to the ODWC and managed as a part of the Drummond Flats WMA till budgets permit the state to buy the properties. Future plans for habitat restoration and enhancement work are into account. Geese Limitless and ODWC are dedicated to creating Drummond Flats WMA a premier waterfowl space within the Central Flyway.

Geese Limitless Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit group devoted to conserving North America’s frequently disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Geese Limitless has conserved greater than 14 million acres due to contributions from greater than one million supporters throughout the continent. Guided by science and devoted to program effectivity, DU works towards the imaginative and prescient of wetlands ample to fill the skies with waterfowl right this moment, tomorrow and eternally. For extra data on our work, go to www.geese.org.

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