The Nature Conservancy is one of the world's leading conservation organizations. Established almost 60 years ago, the Missouri program has an impressive history of success.
Welcome to Missouri!
As Missourians, we love hiking through a prairie blanketed with vibrant wildflowers, floating down a clear, spring-fed stream, or camping in an Ozark forest. These lands and waters are a part of our natural heritage, and they provide us with food, water, energy, shelter, and a place to play.
With the support of our committed members and partners, we have protected more than 150,000 acres of our state's natural treasures, including the forests and rivers of the Missouri Ozarks and the vast sea of prairie in the Grand River Grasslands.
The stories below highlight how we're working to protect nature, transform the way we use the Earth's resources, and inspire action - today and for future generations.
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Eighty acres were recently added to our Marmaton River Bottoms Prairie Wetland to keep the prairie system intact. With over 120 native bird species, Marmaton has some of the best birdwatching in the state.
Did you know that the unique and varied geology of the Ozarks make it naturally resilient to extremes in weather? View some of the incredible species found in this remarkable region.
A groundbreaking new partnership is raising awareness and inspiring action around water's importance to the health of people, lands, and economies. Water Matters is a St. Louis-region initiative led by The Nature Conservancy, the Nine Network of Public Media, and more than 20 conservation-minded organizations.
Spring is here! See some of the natural beauty Missouri has to offer in the spring months.
The bison herd at Dunn Ranch Prairie has grown to over 100 animals! The bison are helping to keep the prairie healthy and balanced.
See the best in nature photography and read the behind-the-scenes stories!
Conservancy staff joined an expert panel on the Nine Network's "Stay Tuned" to discuss water issues in the St. Louis region.
Watch a video to learn how and why bison were brought back to the prairie.