Grazing Oklahoma – Hairy Vetch

March 15, 2016 0

By Josh Gaskamp Characteristics: Hairy vetch is an introduced annual cool-season forb. It belongs to the family Fabaceae (legume family). Many species in this family, including hairy vetch, have the ability to fix nitrogen. Hairy […]

Oklahoma State Parks: Greenleaf State Park

March 4, 2016 0

By Laci Jones With one way in and one way out, Greenleaf State Park, located near Braggs, Okla., is considered one of the first seven Oklahoma state parks. Steve Evans, state park naturalist at Greenleaf […]

Playing with Fire

March 2, 2016 0

By Laci Jones The smell of fire fills the air. It is that time of year again—prescribed burning. Prescribed burning is a management practice for landowners to safely reduce excess amounts of brush, shrubs and […]

Grazing Oklahoma – Tall Fescue

February 17, 2016 0

By Rob Cook Characteristics: Tall fescue is an introduced cool-season perennial grass. It grows about 19 to 48 inches tall and sometimes has rhizomes. Tall fescue was brought to the U.S. from Europe during the […]

The Rise of the Quail

February 5, 2016 0

By Laci Jones Quail hunting is a long-standing tradition in Oklahoma. Unfortunately, many Oklahomans have seen fewer quail in the state throughout the past few decades. “The decline has been throughout the United States with […]

Grazing Oklahoma – Annual Ryegrass

December 31, 2015 0

By Laci Jones Not to be confused with rye, ryegrass is not a cereal plant. Two ryegrass species grow in the United States— perennial ryegrass and annual ryegrass. Both annual and perennial ryegrass produce highly […]

Soaring over the Great Plains

December 30, 2015 0

By Laci Jones A national symbol and an endangered species success symbol, the bald eagle, makes its return to the Oklahoma Great Plains each winter. Ryan VanZant, director of education at the George Miksch Sutton […]

Quail Hunters Report Best Season Opener in Years

November 23, 2015 0

Nov. 20, 2015- Opening weekend of quail season lived up to the high expectations of most hunters in Oklahoma, especially those hunting in western and northwestern areas of the state. “It was as advertised,” said […]

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