Lesser Prairie Chicken

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Learn how to implement practice measures for wildlife habitat management or prescribed grazing, with these BMPs. The BMPs describe the proper way to carry out those actions.

Conservation Reserve Program Benefits Lesser Prairie-Chickens
By: Natural Resources Conservation Service
The population of lesser prairie chickens has declined 90% from its highest levels. This study investigates the role that land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) may play in helping the species.
The Lesser Prairie Chicken and WAFWA’s Range-wide Conservation Plan
Recent studies have estimated that the Lesser Prairie Chicken’s population has declined by 50% in the last year, mostly due to changing land use and drought.
LPC Crude Oil and Natural Gas Development Best Practices for Oklahoma
This document identifies BMPs that Oil and Gas operators can adopt to avoid or minimize potential impacts to the LPC in Oklahoma. The measures if implemented will help reduce threats to the species and can help conserve, restore, and increase the number of LPC and LPC habitat.
Oklahoma Quail Habitat Guide
This Outdoor Oklahoma guide describes how to manage grassland for quail species and tools, such as prescribed burns and grazing.
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