ROGERS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT
STRIVING TO CONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES THROUGH EDUCATION AND PRACTICES
Mr. Fraley receives Conservation award
Mr. Fraley, the chairman of the Rogers County Conservation District Board of Directors, has a long history of service to the state association. He became a district director in 1975 and began serving the state association in 1993 as Vice President. He served as state President from 1997-1998 spending a total of eight years on the Executive Board. During his presidency the state conservation cost-share program was established by the legislature. In addition, the Conservation Leadership Program was initiated.
At the local level, he has been a champion for conservation education. Through his vision and leadership the Conservation Education Reserve was established in 1989 and has become a premier facility. Because of his expertise in conservation education he is currently serving on the National Association Conservation District's Education Committee.
Mr. Fraley has also been a long-time proponent of abandoned mine land reclamation for his district and the state. He has served as President of the National Rural Abandoned Mine Coalition and has spent many days in Washington D.C. encouraging Congress to support the reclamation of mined lands. Because of his expertise he was appointed by Governor Keating to the Oklahoma Mining Commission and continues on that board today.