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Snapshots

  1. Oil Well Derrick

    Snapshot Title: Oil Well Derrick
    Taken by: Melvin George

    Image: Marvin Klemme Range Research Station
    Image Owner: Melvin George



    Description:

    Active oil/gas drilling site.



  2. Dry Pond

    Snapshot Title: Dry Pond
    Taken by: Melvin George

    Image: Marvin Klemme Range Research Station
    Image Owner: Melvin George



    Description:

    The lack of water in this pond is evidence of the severe drought the region was experiencing in 2011. When full, this pond would be >30 acres in size.



  3. Oil and Gas Production

    Snapshot Title: Oil and Gas Production
    Taken by: Melvin George

    Image: Marvin Klemme Range Research Station
    Image Owner: Melvin George



    Description:

    Oil and gas wells are increasing in number throughout this region of the mixed-grass prairie. Although these wells can provide good economic income for the mineral right owners, the structures do lim...



  4. Marvin Klemme Mixed grass

    Snapshot Title: Marvin Klemme Mixed grass
    Taken by: Melvin George

    Image: Marvin Klemme Range Research Station
    Image Owner: Melvin George



    Description:

    Mixed-grass prairies are not homogeneous across the landscape. The rolling prairies are broken up by hardwoods in the lowlands, crop fields on the flat productive soils, man-made water structures, su...



  5. Tree death

    Snapshot Title: Tree death
    Taken by: Melvin George

    Image: Marvin Klemme Range Research Station
    Image Owner: Melvin George



    Description:

    At the time this photo was taken, a long-term drought had been occurring in this region of the mixed-grass prairie, resulting in death of some of the deciduous trees. Long-term periodic drought, fire...



  6. Marvin Klemme Mixed Grass

    Snapshot Title: Marvin Klemme Mixed Grass
    Taken by: Melvin George

    Image: Marvin Klemme Range Research Station
    Image Owner: Melvin George



    Description:

    Located in West-Central Oklahoma this mixed grass prairie is characterized by red hills, high production of mid-grasses, and hardwood trees in the lowland areas. Little Bluestem, Indiangrass, Blue Gr...