Oklahoma’s first-ever rain-fed pastureland farm is getting another chance at making more grassland land available to people.
The Oklahoma Department of Natural Resources has applied to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to sell off land in the region of Oklahoma City that was once a grassland.
The application was filed Thursday, and it is still under review.
“There are no hard-and-fast rules that say we have to sell these lands, but the fact that we’re applying to sell them does give us an opportunity to do it,” said Doug Jones, the director of the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
The agency has been trying to sell land in central Oklahoma since 2010.
The sale is expected to begin in July and finish in 2021.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has been helping the agency sell land near the Oklahoma City airport.
The agency’s land sales program has been operating since 2009.
It is one of the first times the agency has sold off land.
In recent years, it has been selling off land to people for a variety of reasons.
There were some land sales in the western part of the Oklahoma Plains, where the state is located, but many of the land sales have been to landowners in the south and east of the Plains, which include the city of Oklahoma.
The department is working with the city and county to develop a land management plan.
In addition, the department has been working with Oklahoma State University to develop the state-of-the-art facility to harvest grass for biofuel production.
The sale of land will help the department reduce the amount of land it has to sell, Jones said.
“We’re not trying to have it be a one-time sale.
We’re trying to figure out how we can sell this land over a long period of time,” Jones said about the sale.
Oklahoma officials have already sold off about 20 acres in central and northeastern Oklahoma, which includes the cities of Oklahoma, New Albany and Wagoner.
The state is also planning to sell about 20 percent of its land in southeastern Oklahoma.
The state plans to sell at least 25 percent of the remaining land in northeastern Oklahoma.