Oklahoma Natural Resources Conference

February 10-12, 2020 – Norman Embassy Suites


New this year!

Field Trip – Wednesday afternoon take a tour of the Oklahoma Forestry Services State Tree Nursery in Goldsby.  Just a short trip across the river from Norman, learn about their program to grow and distribute over 30 varieties of trees and shrubs for forest regeneration in the state.  Oklahoma Forestry Services staff will show you the process of growing and harvesting over 4.5 million conservation tree seedlings and shrubs. We will see and discuss seed collection and processing, planting spacing, field cultural applications, and harvest and processing procedures. Transportation not provided.

Evening Hospitality Suites – hosted by the different professional societies, this will be extra time after official conference activities to chat and network with your colleagues from around the state.

Student Workshop – Monday afternoon session for students to learn about natural resource careers and get advice on applying for jobs and advanced degree programs.

Duck & Fletcher Scholarship Award – named for the creators of the first ecoregional map of Oklahoma, published in 1943, this new student award is given to the best student oral presenter of OKNRC.  The finalists for will be presenting to the entire conference on Tuesday morning and the winner announced at the banquet Tuesday evening.

Duck and Fletcher Game Type Map


The OKNRC is hosted by the Oklahoma Chapters of The Wildlife Society, American Fisheries Society, Society for Range Management, Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council, Oklahoma Ornithological Society, Prescribed Fire Council, Oklahoma Division Society of American Foresters, and the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The conference will have presentation topics on range, wildlife, fisheries, forestry, and environmental sciences.

Our conference goal is to bring together a wide range of natural resource professionals and students to educate each other and foster partnerships.

This conference increases interaction among the different professional natural resource entities in Oklahoma. The OKNRC also increases awareness of what the different natural resource societies, agencies and NGOs are doing across the state, as well as foster future partnerships. An additional benefit of this conference is to bring natural resource professionals from across Oklahoma to one location to share their experience, knowledge, and research, and to allow the opportunity to network with familiar peers and new ones.