To the Trail

Tale of the Trail

The Western Oklahoma Wildlife Trail is a grass roots tourism development and conservation program funded by the communities of Erick, Sayre, Cheyenne, and Elk City in summer, 2002. Site assessments, photography, text, and web design were done by Wildsteps.com, Incorporated. Total project cost was $2400, or $600 per community. Total time elapsed for this project, from planning to implementation, was fourteen days.

Greer County, with Mangum, Quartz Mountain, and Granite, joined the trail in June, 2003.

Maps, brochures, and additional seasonal viewing information will soon be available from the respective communities.

The trail is dedicated to sustainable conservation and development of natural resources through travel and tourism. If you would like your community to be included on the trail, please contact Mrs. Barbara Birden, chair of the Western Oklahoma Prairie Skies Association, or Seth Davidson, of Wildsteps.com.

This project owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to Barbara Birden, Nancy Sanders, Brad Maddoux, Donna Moss, Chuck Milner, Curtis Austin, Gayla Splinter, David Hutchinson, Pam Gregory, Jim Smith, Harley and Annabelle Russell, and numerous others who shared their time, enthusiasm, and expertise in making Oklahoma's first wildlife trail a reality.

site design, photos, and text by Wildsteps.com
black kettle grassland