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Protecting Nature in the Show-Me State

The Nature Conservancy is the world's leading conservation organization. Established more than 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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