SWCS Scholarship Application: Deadline May 1, 2017

OKSWCS 2017 Scholarship Application (002)

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2015 Annual Conference

Check out our 2015 conference photo album.


Join us June 18-19, 2015 in Medicine Park, OK, for Talks, Walks, and Tours: Exploring the Natural Resources of Medicine Park & the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Get the details & registration form here


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Great Time at Annual Conference

The Oklahoma Chapter annual meeting had a great backdrop and beautiful scenery at Robbers Cave State Park. Chapter members took a tour of the power house located in the Lake Eufala Dam. This photo was taken following the tour. This tour goes into the books along with many of the tours that members have been able to partake over the years as part of the annual meetings. We also toured a cave and had a sunset hayride after enjoying an excellent meal catered locally. Planning is underway for next year’s conference. Hope to see  you there!

Members posing in hard hats after touring Lake Eufala Dam

Members pose in hard hats at Lake Eufala Dam tour

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Updated State Meeting Agenda

We have a new, updated agenda for the State Meeting. Take a look and make your registration/reservatoins now!

Updated Agenda

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Annual State Meeting Registration Packet

I’m posting the Annual State Meeting Registration Packet along with the April Newsletter. This looks like it’s going to be a very good meeting. Hope to see all of you there!

2014 OKSWCS Annual Meeting Registration

April 2014 Newsletter

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Annual Meeting June 6-7, 2014 – Robbers Cave State Park

robbersPlans are being finalized for our State Annual Meeting to be held June 6 and 7 at Robbers Cave State Park. This year the focus of the meeting will be on Grazinglands Soil Health. We will start at 10:00AM on Friday and conclude Saturday at noon. Registration will be $40.00.

There are 10 rooms reserved at the lodge. If you would like to stay at the lodge, you will need to make a reservation for 2 nights (either Thursday/Friday or Friday/Saturday) and there are not that many rooms available so make your reservations as soon as possible. The room rate is $97.68/night (which includes taxes). This is a beautiful state park with lots of scenic hiking trails. We need to fill these rooms so we can get to use the good meeting room. Please make your reservation by May 6th.

For those who don’t want to stay 2 nights, there are several hotels in Wilburton which is 5-10 minutes away.

More information will follow.

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Letter from our President and March Newsletter

March 2014 Newsletter


A few recent developments to inform the Council of:

Josh Ketch has made some updates to the scholarship application and it is now ready to be advertised and distributed statewide. Below is the final version of the scholarship application. Please use it to help to solicit applications from any students that you think would make good candidates.

OKSWCS 2014 Scholarship Application

Due to other commitments, Jean Steiner has resigned as chair of the Nominating Committee. A very sincere thank you goes to Jean for tackling this the past couple of years and doing a wonderful job at it. Mr. John Mustain has agreed to take over this chair position for this year’s elections. If you would like to volunteer or if you know of anyone that would make a good candidate for President Elect, or one of the 3 at-large positions coming up this year, please give those names to Mr. Mustain. Since he picked this task up so late in the year, please give John as much help as you can with coming up with some folks for the election. As a reminder, the individuals that have their term expire this year are Joe Freeland, Shelley Oliphant and Steve Glasgow. Also, Jason Warren will be rotating off the council this year as the Past President.

When John Mustain agreed to serve as the Secretary, he became an “officer” according to our bylaws. These bylaws also state that no individual may be an officer and an at-large council member. Because of this, Holt Hagy was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Mustain’s at-large position. Many thanks go to Mr. Hagy for agreeing to serve in this position, which expires in June, 2015. Please help me in welcoming Holt to the OKSWCS council.

If anyone has any questions or concerns about any of this or other information, please feel free to give me a call.

Ryan K. Jones
(580) 832-2549

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February 2014 Newsletter Posted

No Till OKI have been remiss in not making a monthly post when the newsletter comes out but here it is for February and the previous newsletters are archived here also.

Thanks to Larry for a great newsletter that just keeps getting better.

Newsletter 2014 February

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August 2013 Newsletter Posted

Newsletter 2013 AugustSierra-Leone-clean-water

Larry has finished the 2013 Newsletter which has an excellent story on Liberty Galvin’s work in Sierra Leone.

Congratulations to our Chapter President Ryan Jones on his selection as the new NRCS District Conservationist in Cordell.

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