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One goal of the Oka’ Institute is to provide technical assistance to landowners in watershed areas who desire to improve soil health, control undesirable vegetation, and improve forage and crop quality and production. This is accomplished by providing site visits, communication for recommended best management practices, assistance with grazing management, and coordination of prescribed burns. 

The Oka’ Watershed Coordinator is partnering with experts from the Chickasaw Nation, Noble Research Institute, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association, and Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture. Projects in the Lake of the Arbuckles watershed are currently underway and projects in the Blue River watershed are in the works. 

If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact Alan Peoples at (405) 590-2581.   

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Soil Health

Rapidly Rebuild Your Soil Health Part 1: How Healthy Soil Works
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Rapidly Rebuild Your Soil Health Part 1: How Healthy Soil Works

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