Landowner Resources

We’ve worked with many sustainability-minded landowners over the years, and have collected several resources on programs and other opportunities for you to strengthen your stewardship of your land.

Land and Legacy

Podcast: Land & Legacy

In this podcast episode, “Consulting and Restoring Lands in Oklahoma,” the hosts discuss a consultation in Oklahoma where they helped a landowner in eastern Oklahoma develop a plan to create a truly exceptional habitat for whitetails, wild turkeys, and more.

The podcast has other episodes related to habitat management, so be sure to check it out.

Lesser Prairie Chicken

ODWC Landowner Programs

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) has a number of programs for landowners looking to manage and enchance their lands as wildlife habitats. The ODWC’s biologists can help you develop a plan to meet your goals as a landowner.

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program

Under Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program, the ODWC partners with landowners to restore and preserve native habitat and landscapes for wildlife in Oklahoma. The Department shares part of the cost of habitat improvement work by providing partial reimbursement after the project is done. In exchange, the landowner agrees to maintain the habitat for a period of 10 years. 

Oklahoma Rural Association

Oklahoma Rural Association

The Oklahoma Rural Association (ORA) creates and advances policies and initiatives that promote growth, development and opportunity in the rural and underserved communities and regions of Oklahoma.

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Absentee Rural Land Ownership Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from OSU provides assistance to landowners who don’t live on or near their rural property, helping them and their tenants protect the land and their interest in it.

Prescribed Burn Association

Prescribed Burn Associations

A Prescribed Burn Association is a partnership between a group of landowners and other local citizens to conduct prescribed fires, which are a key land management practice used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

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