The mission of the Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society shall be to collect, preserve, and share Oklahoma's rich conservation history with Oklahomans.
OCHS has entered into an agreement with the OSU Library's Oral History Research Program. OSU will be conducting interviews with Oklahoma conservationists and collect oral histories that will be archived at the OSU Library (audio and video). Find more at Oklahoma Conservation Heritage Oral History Collection
The OCHS worked with the Oklahoma State Department of Libraries on a project that digitized all soil surveys that have been done in Oklahoma since statehood and are now accessible to the public.
OCHS has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS). OHS is in the process of digitizing some 20,000 historic black and white conservation photographs. The photographs will be accessible to the public on the Oklahoma Historical Society's Gateway to Oklahoma digital library. OHS is also developing a museum quality traveling exhibit on the history of conservation in Oklahoma that can be used by conservation districts and museums around the state.
If you 'd like to donate to OCHS please mail a check with the memo line: OCHS to Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, P.O. Box 2775, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-2775.
2019 OCHS Board Members
Ben Pollard, President
Wayne Fjeseth, Vice President
Kim Farber, Secretary-Treasurer
Bill Jordan, Member
Stan Rice, Member
Don Bartolina, Member
Larry Caldwell, Member
Fredia Rice, Member
Sam Stalcup, Member