Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative (LPCI)- Oklahoma

Once present in large numbers, the lesser prairie chicken population and its original distribution have declined significantly. In an effort to curb this decline and increase suitable habitat for this important upland bird species, the NRCS has developed a five state initiative. The Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative (LPCI) provides conservation assistance to landowners throughout the lesser prairie chicken range for the maintenance and enhancement of suitable habitat while also benefiting agricultural producers and maintaining the farming and ranching operations throughout the region.

Additional information can be found at the National Landscape Conservation Initiatives website.

The following counties are offering signups under the statewide initiative: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Washita, Woods, and Woodward.

The ranking criteria utilizes information from the Oklahoma Lesser Prairie Chicken Spatial Planning Tool.

Contact Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative (LPCI)- Oklahoma

Contact Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative (LPCI)- Oklahoma

Kenneth Hitch
Phone: 405-742-1208


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
  • Beaver County, Oklahoma
  • Beckham County, Oklahoma
  • Cimarron County, Oklahoma
  • Custer County, Oklahoma
  • Dewey County, Oklahoma
  • Ellis County, Oklahoma
  • Harper County, Oklahoma
  • Major County, Oklahoma
  • Roger Mills County, Oklahoma
  • Texas County, Oklahoma
  • Washita County, Oklahoma
  • Woods County, Oklahoma
  • Woodward County, Oklahoma