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 our state's natural treasures. One of Missouri'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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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.
Get inspired to get outside with your kids! When kids spend time outdoors, they're happier, healthier, and smarter. Conservancy staffer, Keith Bennett, shares how he helped his kids connect with nature.
From cutting-edge research at Dunn Ranch Prairie to conservation partnerships, get the latest about what's happening in Missouri conservation.
Share your favorite nature photos or browse stunning nature photography from around the world on The Nature Conservancy's Flickr page.
The bison herd at Dunn Ranch Prairie has grown to over 70 animals. The bison's are grazing and wallowing are helping to keep the prairie healthy and balanced.
See the best in nature photography and read the behind-the-scenes stories!
The fall is a great time to plant - get some native gardening tips from Shaw Nature Reserve's horticulturalist, Scott Woodbury.
The Conservancy's Missouri state director, Todd Sampsell, and Missouri director of freshwater, Dr. Steve Herrington, joined an expert panel on the Nine Network's "Stay Tuned" to discuss water issues in the St. Louis region.
Each fall, the bison at Dunn Ranch Prairie are rounded up for a quick check-up from the vet. Watch this video to learn how and why bison were brought back to the prairie.