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 almost 77,000 acres (120 square miles).
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PAWHUSKA, OK — This week, the 20th Annual Bison Roundup at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve concluded with a total count of 2,642 bison, 632 of which were calves. Consisting of almost 40,000 acres near Pawhuska in Osage County, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is the largest protected remnant of tallgrass prairie left in the world!
One of Oklahoma’s most iconic symbols will be ‘strutting its stuff’ on the big screen in theaters throughout the nation beginning this Friday. Scenes from To The Wonder by Terrence Malick feature the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve bison alongside Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams.
State Director, Mike Fuhr, held a photography workshop at the Nickel Preserve's Cedar Hollow.
Explore Ada visited the Pontotoc Ridge Preserve to find out what is so special about this ecological region.
Oklahoma Gardening visits the JT Nickel Preserve to get the inside scoop on its native plants and prairie restoration.
Prairie restoration efforts at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve near Tahlequah, OK.