Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP)
Under Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program, landowners enter
into 10-year contracts with the Wildlife Department for approved
projects to develop, preserve, restore and manage wildlife
habitat on private lands. The Department shares part of the cost
of habitat improvement work. In exchange, the landowner agrees to
maintain the habitat for a period of 10 years.
Examples of approved projects include, but are not limited to, some fencing projects, the creation of small openings in stands of timber and certain types of tree planting. Short-term habitat improvements like food plots and disking are encouraged but cannot be considered for cost sharing.
If you are interested in participating in this program please read the WHIP Bulletin for complete details before applying.
Any landowner in Oklahoma is eligible to apply, regardless of property size.
Who To Contact
For an application or
additional information contact Wildlife Division at
(405) 590-2584. A biologist will then arrange to make an
on-site evaluation of the property.
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How to Enroll
accepted from January 1 to May 1and must include a map of the land.