Protecting Nature in Missouri
From rolling grasslands and unique glades to dense forests and sparkling rivers, the Conservancy has protected some of Missouri's most-loved places. Check out some of the features below to learn more about how we work.
Nature and People
The St. Louis office is adopting an innovative “virtual” model to reduce energy use, save money, and improve staff efficiency—all while accomplishing impactful conservation work.
Staffer Keith Bennett on why nature is important to children - and parents.
A Girl Scout troop wanted to give back. Here's their inspiring story.
A look back on 40 years of our work with endangered species in Missouri.
The Conservancy is working with partners and landowners to protect the Meramec River. A new Conservation Action Plan spearheaded by the Conservancy was recently completed to unify efforts to conserve this irreplaceable freshwater resource.
The Spring and Elk rivers in the western Missouri Ozarks are among the most biologically diverse in the country - and a new initiative aims to keep them that way.
The unique and varied geology of the Ozarks make it naturally resilient to extremes in weather. The Conservancy's work in this remarkable region is becoming increasingly important in the face of a changing climate.
The Hellbender's fiendish name evokes images of ferocious river monsters, but this harmless salamander needs our help!
Bats are crucial to healthy ecosystems and human economies, but habitat loss and a deadly fungus are putting bat populations at risk. The Conservancy worked with partners to install a gate that will help protect bats at an important Ozarks cave.
Thanks to restoration efforts at Dunn Ranch in the Grand River Grasslands, new native species are appearing and prairie chicken numbers are now up.
The Conservancy is working hard to protect this unique bird.
From Dunn Ranch Prairie to the Ozarks, we're taking a look at spring in Missouri.
A slideshow celebrating winter in Missouri.
See incredible photos of birds you might see in your own backyard, taken by local photographer Bill Duncan.