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.
The unique and varied geology of the Ozarks make it naturally resilient to extremes in weather. The Conservancy work in this remarkable region is becoming increasingly important in the face of a changing climate. Read more
The Hellbender's fiendish name evokes images of ferocious river monsters, but this harmless salamander needs our help! Learn more
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. Learn more
On June 5th, 2012, pairs of the endangered American Burying Beetle were returned to Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie in southwest Missouri. Learn more
Thanks to restoration efforts at Dunn Ranch in the Grand River Grasslands, new native species are appearing and prairie chicken numbers are now up. Explore
The Conservancy is working hard to protect this unique bird. Learn more
From Dunn Ranch Prairie to the Ozarks, we're taking a look at spring in Missouri. View
A slideshow celebrating winter in Missouri. View
See incredible photos of birds you might see in your own backyard, taken by local photographer Bill Duncan. View a slideshow
Nature and People
Staffer Keith Bennett on why nature is important to children - and parents. Read more
A Girl Scout troop wanted to give back. Here's their inspiring story. What's yours?
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. Find out more
A look back on 40 years of our work with endangered species in Missouri. Read more