Oklahoma Public Lands Resolution Needs Your Voice

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Make your voice heard for Oklahoma's public lands

As late winter gives way to early spring, nature’s annual cycle of renewal if often accompanied by a secondary and less associated period: legislative season. For good or for worse, Quail Forever remains highly engaged in advocacy efforts throughout the quail range to ensure wildlife and public lands are benefiting from positive legislative bills and resolutions, while being safeguarded from detrimental lawmaking and regulation. 

Our first Quail Forever Action Alert of 2021 takes us to the Southern Great Plains where upland hunters are being asked to make their voices heard for Oklahoma’s public lands base – contribute today by contacting your local legislators!
 
What our Oklahoman Quail Forever Supporters Need to Know

Emphasizing the critical role public lands play in our state’s economy, outdoor heritage and quality of life, Quail Forever in Oklahoma is rallying upland enthusiasts to voice their support of the Oklahoma Public Lands Resolution (HR1002 & SR3).

What is the Oklahoma Public Lands Resolution?
A resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Oklahoma emphasizing the value of public lands to the state’s economy, recreation, outdoor heritage, and quality of life; and supporting efforts that boost this critical economic infrastructure.

Talking Points - Why is it Important?
  • Hunting, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing, backpacking, wildlife photography, sightseeing, cycling, and other pursuits on Oklahoma public lands support the state’s quality of life
  • Outdoor recreation contributes $10.6 billion to Oklahoma’s economy each year
  • 1.7 million Oklahomans hunt, fish, or recreate on public lands
  • More than 97,000 jobs are supported by recreational spending in Oklahoma
  • Public lands account for only 6 percent of land in Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma ranks 45th out of 50 states in percentage of public lands relative to land mass
How Can You Contribute?
Please join Quail Forever in advocating for the role of public lands in Oklahoma by asking your state legislators to endorse HR1002 & SR3, the Oklahoma Public Lands Resolution! Contact your legislators today!

For questions or more information regarding the Oklahoma Public Lands Resolution, please contact Oklahoma Quail Forever representative Laura McIver at Lmciver@quailforever.org or (907) 750-2600.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF PUBLIC LANDS IN OKLAHOMA!