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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Get to know Adam and see how his experience and leadership will further our work to protect Missouri's natural treasures.
Bats successfully treated for white-nose syndrome were released back into the wild in Hannibal, Missouri.
Reintroduced American burying beetles are doing great at Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie! Around 300 were released this month.
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.