Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program Oklahoma Implementation Plan 2007-2012

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This is an update to the Oklahoma Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) Implementation Plan which was originally established in October, 2001. The updated plan remains very similar to the original plan. Oklahoma will continue with the current habitat based ranking criteria for 2007. However, each Administrative Zone will have its own fund code so that applications will compete within each Zone rather than statewide. Beginning in 2008, the ranking criteria will be based more on species of concern. In addition, the ranking criteria will be regionalized within the state to better address the habitat and species diversity that exist in Oklahoma. The general objectives and priorities remain the same; however our approach to addressing them will become more focused on species of concern.

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