The Nature Conservancy has worked to conserve Oklahoma’s magnificent landscapes and unique biodiversity since 1986. Using a strategic, science-based planning process, called Conservation by Design, we identify landscapes that, if conserved, promise to conserve biodiversity over the long term. The Oklahoma Chapter owns or protects 12 preserves totaling over 90,000 acres (140 square miles).
Our work to preserve the state's diverse habitats has resulted in a number of awards. Learn more ►
There are many organizations involved in the conservation effort in Oklahoma. Learn more ►
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When he’s not in meetings or giving presentations, Mike Fuhr, State Director of The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma, enjoys being outdoors photographing what inspired him to be a conservation leader in the first place: nature.
Art auction and live bug petting zoo feature vibrant colors, rich textures and intriguing patterns of the insect world!
The Nature in Art Series will feature five nature-inspired exhibits by local artists ranging from photography to paintings to hand-crafted pieces. Each exhibit will be held at the Conservancy’s Oklahoma City office (408 NW 7th St.) and you’re invited!
State Director, Mike Fuhr, held a photography workshop at the Nickel Preserve's Cedar Hollow.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of these iconic beasts in this magical video filmed at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve during the annual bison roundup.
Pontotoc Ridge Preserve is the epitome of ecological diversity. Located in south-central Oklahoma, the preserve’s 2,900-acre landscape features a vast array of flora and fauna. Pontotoc Ridge is also special in that its rugged beauty has been completely maintained — there are no permanent roads, no power lines and all traffic through the area is strictly controlled.
A rugged natural habitat located along the Canadian River awaits you at the Four Canyon Preserve in northwest Oklahoma. The preserve’s nearly 4,000 acres house a diverse landscape, ranging from mixed-grass prairie to rugged canyons to floodplains. Here, explore the preserve in its glory.