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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If you would enjoy sharing information about The Nature Conservancy’s tallgrass prairie ecosystem to visitors from all over the world at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, north of Pawhuska, you may join morning classes for new docent volunteers on February 7 and 14.
Many have been following the ongoing conflict in Osage County, Oklahoma regarding industrial wind energy development – objections, denied permits, lawsuits, delays. Wildlife conservation is one of the many issues at hand there. Simply put, with regard to conservation, it comes down to the real estate mantra: location, location, location.
So much was accomplished this past year thanks to your support! In this issue, you’ll learn more about projects involving the complexity and diversity of Oklahoma’s ecosystems. Enjoy!
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.