Oak Woodland and Grassland restoration

Focal Region: Great Open Spaces

Focal Landscapes: Cross Timbers (Oklahoma), Central Red River (Oklahoma/Texas), Central Blackland Prairie (Texas)

Overall cost estimate of completed project: $6 million (NWTF contribution: $72,500)

Description: Five-year oak woodland and grassland restoration project to boost populations of Rio Grande wild turkeys, northern bobwhite quail, other grassland birds and white-tailed deer from south-central Oklahoma to southeast Texas • Removal of Eastern red cedar from native grasslands and oak woodlands • Prescribed burning and livestock grazing to control invasive woody plants • Improved natural water production on the grasslands and native rangelands watersheds

Partners: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (Texas/Oklahoma), Oak and Prairies Joint Venture, Quail Coalition, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Texas A&M Forest Service, Oklahoma Forestry Services, Audubon Society, Native Prairies Association of Texas, Pheasants Forever, Inc./Quail Forever, The Nature Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and Texas Wildlife Association

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