Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma Foundation
The Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma Foundation was started in order to raise awareness about conservation in the state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma is one of the most diverse states in the Union in terms of its habitat and biota.
In addition to the wonderful hunted and fished species such as white-tailed deer and largemouth bass, it is also extremely diverse in all other species such as song birds, insects, mammals, and reptiles and amphibians. As part of creating awareness, the Foundation will work with state organizations and teachers to ensure strong conservation education opportunities.
This will also include the possibility of developing outdoor classrooms as well as working with public education and other organizations to promote getting kids and adults outdoors. These opportunities will, in part, come from grants to those organizations which allow them to increase conservation awareness and an understanding of the natural world and habitat in the state.
In addition, the Foundation will work to do outreach on conservation issues, including water quantity and quality issues, creating opportunities for profitable agriculture and good habitat on private lands, habitat and species issues including recovery of critical pollinators and species such as the monarch butterflies which is currently imperiled.
The Conservation Coalition of Oklahoma Foundation focuses on creating partnerships to further conservation goals. These partnerships will include agricultural organizations, conservation organizations, other non-profit organizations, Oklahoma state agencies such as the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Oklahoma Water Board, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and smaller civic groups and municipal organizations.