The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma invites you to enjoy the outdoors – and the places that you've helped us protect. From species surveys and volunteer workdays to hikes and educational presentations, there are many ways to both enjoy and support the work of The Nature Conservancy. Check back often for upcoming events. Additional volunteer opportunities are available via the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Docent Program.

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Special Events

  • Roadside Cleanup at the Tallgrass Prairie

    Joseph H Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
    October 09, 2016

    Bring lunch and rugged footwear, and assemble at the Visitors Center at 10:00 a.m. for equipment and assignments.  We’ll gather for lunch at noon on the Bunkhouse porch and imagine it’s 1925 and we’re Chapman-Barnard Ranch cowboys in for som... Learn more

  • Corral Painting at the Tallgrass Prairie

    Joseph H Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
    September 24, 2016

    A good chance to splatter some old clothes you don’t much like anyway.   Bring along lunch and a water bottle, and meet at the Preserve Visitors Center at 10:00 a.m. We have all the paint and equipment.  Our agenda will be to complete the stee... Learn more

  • Telamay Hollow Wilderness Hike 

    J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve near Tahlequah
    December 10, 2016

    Join us for a scenic four mile hike through Telamay Hollow at the J.T. Nickel Preserve near Tahlequah, OK. We will hike through some of the most remote and pristine areas of the preserve. The hike will descend down into the Telamay Hollow drainage where participant... Learn more

  • Winter Bird Count

    Oka'Yanahli Preserve near Ada
    February 04, 2017

    On Saturday, February 6, 2016, we will have the Oka’ Yanahli Preserve winter bird count from 7:30am to 3:00pm. Oka’ Yanahli just grew from 490 acres to 3,600 acres. This will only be the second avian count on the new land acquisition. This is a great o... Learn more

  • Winter Bird Count

    Pontotoc Ridge Preserve near Ada
    January 28, 2017

    Get outdoors this winter! Join us for the 10th annual Winter Bird Count at Pontotoc Ridge Preserve. If you haven't visited Pontotoc Ridge Preserve yet, this is a great opportunity to bird in one of the most beautiful natural areas in Oklahoma. The preserve is locat... Learn more

  • Volunteer Work Day - Preserve Cleanup

    Oka' Yanahli Preserve near Ada
    January 21, 2017

    Join us for a Volunteer Work Day along the beautiful headwaters of the Blue River at the Oka’ Yanahli Preserve near Ada. Volunteers made a great start on the clean up efforts in 2016 by picking up tires, loose tin, electronics, rusty wire... you name it! And... Learn more

  • Big Ridge Trail

    Four Canyon Preserve near Arnett
    October 29, 2016

    See the native landscape of western Oklahoma at Four Canyon Preserve near Arnett. Traverse some of the highest elevations on the property and enjoy sweeping views of the landscape. Our route along a ridge top will offer views of Cinnamon and Horse Canyons and a scen... Learn more

  • Native Seed Harvest and Planting

    Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska
    October 15, 2016

    Enjoy an autumn day giving back to nature by harvesting native seeds and planting at Dry Creek stream remediation project area at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska. This adventure will be rewarding, fun and even wet! We will be working in a prairie cord grass... Learn more

  • Sunset on the Prairie

    Oka' Yanahli Preserve near Ada
    October 15, 2016

    Celebrate the protection of an additional 3,108 acres of native prairie, Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer recharge, and a long stretch of Blue River! Help us thank and honor the donors who supported this land acquisition. Because of their generosity, Oka' Yanahli Pre... Learn more

  • Hike to Historic Cabin of John Joseph Mathews

    Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska
    October 15, 2016

    Join us for a hike to the restored historic cabin of famed Osage author, John Joseph Mathews at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Mr. Mathews did most of his writing in his cabin which he called "The Blackjacks". John Joseph Mathews (1894-1979) is considere... Learn more

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Nature Conservancy. Currently there are no volunteer opportunities available. Please check back soon for upcoming events.



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