The Nature Conservancy is the largest conservation organization in the state of Kansas. Since 1989, the Conservancy has protected over 95,000 acres of land across the state including tallgrass prairies, wetlands, mixed-grass prairies and short-grass prairies.
The Nature Conservancy has a remarkable record of conservation initiatives across the state. In addition of establishing nature preserves, the Conservancy has partnered with universities, other land trusts, and private landowners to help protect a valuable cross section of Kansas.
Smoky Valley Ranch is a nearly 17,000 acre short and mixed grass prairie in western Kansas.
Cheyenne Bottoms is a migration rest stop for thousands of shorebirds.
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is a stellar example of prairie conservation.
Watch the Weekend Window segment about the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve that aired on Good Morning America.
Learn about this important wetland located in the Central Flyway.
Watch a video about the Conservancy's work in Kansas. Narrated by renown journalist Bill Kurtis.