Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts
P.O. Box 2775
Oklahoma City OK 73101-2775
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement To provide leadership, resources, and partnership opportunities for conservation districts and those who manage the land to enhance our natural resources for a better Oklahoma.
Students learn about conserving natural resources at outdoor classrooms hosted by conservation districts across the state.
Contact Information
Contact Name Sarah Blaney
Contact email sarahblaney@okconservation.org
Address P.O. Box 2775
Oklahoma City, OK 73101 2775
Phone (405) 699-2087
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Mail a check to:
Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts
PO Box 2775
Oklahoma City, OK  73101-2775
Or contact Sarah Blaney at sarahblaney@okconservation.org.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $791,500.00
Projected Expenses $780,000.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1939
IRS Ruling Year 1973
State Registration Expiration Apr 2014
Mission To provide leadership, resources, and partnership opportunities for conservation districts and those who manage the land to enhance our natural resources for a better Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) is a private, non-profit organization representing the 88 conservation districts across the state and individual members dedicated to carrying out important conservation work. We are dedicated to providing leadership, preserving, protecting, and enhancing our state's natural resources and improving the environment for generations to come.
OACD provides resources, leadership, and partnership opportunities to conservation districts and their over 400 directors statewide, as well as local cooperators statewide. We also work to build relationships in the community that develop and expand the message of natural resource conservation. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma - Statewide
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Environment/Land Resources Conservation
Tertiary Organizational Category Environment/Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation & Management
ECOpass is a way to support positive environmental change on our Oklahoma lands. We each make our own environmental footprint on the world. As we drive to work, light our houses, and feed our families, the choices we make have an impact on the world around us. ECOpass provides an opportunity to offset that impact by funding conservation projects that improve the quality of our air, water, and wildlife habitat right here in Oklahoma. We connect individuals, organizations, and businesses that want to offset their environmental impacts with local farmers and ranchers who implement conservation projects to protect our natural resources for generations to come.
Where does your dollar go? When you purchase an ECOpass, be it a $5 pass or a $200 pass, that money goes directly back to farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma who are making a difference for our environment and positively impacting conservation in our state. For each $5 pass, $3.50 goes right back to producers. The remaining $1.50 goes to local conservation districts and the Oklahoma Conservation Commission to verify the practices that have been put under contract. This ensures that everyone is getting their money’s worth and when we say you have an acre, we can tell you where that acre is and what that landowner is doing on that acre.
Learn more at ecopassok.com.
Population Served General/Unspecified
The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) Wildlife Credit Program provides cost-share dollars ($8/acre) for five years to producers who implement a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA). OACD will obtain funding from private industry and other government and nongovernment organizations. To qualify, producers must first complete a CCAA from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC). Applicants will then be ranked, placing emphasis on the "core areas" identified by ODWC. OACD has pilot seed money to fund 10,000 acres for five years and additional funds will be distributed to producers upon expansion of the program.
For more information about the OACD Wildlife Credit Program, contact Jordan Shearer or Larry Wright
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description The goal of the Conservation Education project is to educate children in rural and urban communities about how agriculture protects the environment and to help build a basis of historical conservation knowledge within these communities. In addition to bringing conservation education into the classroom, OACD, along with our partners, sponsor statewide speech, essay and poster contests that teach school-aged children the importance of conservation.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Through the 88 conservation districts across Oklahoma and our partner organizations, we work to provide resources to landowners and agriculture producers to help them manage and protect land and water resources.
As the state voice for Oklahoma's conservation districts, OACD supports voluntary, incentive-driven natural resource conservation programs that benefit all citizens. OACD maintains relationships with organizations and government agencies; works with leaders in agriculture, conservation, environment, education, industry and other fields; and provides services to its districts.
In addition, OACD works to increase awareness of the importance of natural resource conservation among the general public through community awareness initiatives, statewide meetings and seminars and conservation tours.
Population Served Adults
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Position Vacant
Start Date 0
Email N/A
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 500
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Oklahoma Conservation Commission
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)1946
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Steve House
Company Affiliation Farmer/Rancher
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2016
Board of Directors List
Jimmy Emmons Voting
Kim Farber Voting
Steve House Voting
Dale Jenkins Voting
Bill Jordan RancherVoting
Elmer Maddux Voting
Bryant Reeves RancherVoting
Everett Wollenberg RancherVoting
Larry Wright RetiredVoting
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2014-Dec 31, 2014
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $791,500
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $780,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$72,000$118,402$112,022
Individual Contributions$28,785$33,417$27,674
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$1$43
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues$30,350$32,560$23,325
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$346,288$410,473$427,052
Administration Expense$29,433$26,733$17,215
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.110.940.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%94%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$68,355$25,855$53,976
Current Assets$68,355$25,855$53,976
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$68,355$25,855$53,976
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $287,085Earned Revenue $224,705Earned Revenue $256,306
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $72,000Govt - Unspecified $118,402Govt - Unspecified $112,022
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMemberships $30,350Individuals $33,417Individuals $27,674
Endowment? No
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments f
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from IRS Form 990s. 
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Address P.O. Box 2775
Oklahoma City, OK 73101 2775
Primary Phone 405 699-2087
CEO/Executive Director Position Vacant
Board Chair Steve House
Board Chair Company Affiliation Farmer/Rancher