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.
Established almost 60 years ago, The Nature Conservancy works to protect Missouri's natural treasures. One of the state's leading conservation organizations, we owe our success to a proven scientific approach and the support of committed members and partners.
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 in the future.
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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.
Enjoy the beauty of Missouri's snowier months from the comfort of the indoors!
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.