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).
Our work to preserve the state's diverse habitats has resulted in a number of awards. Learn more ►
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.
Learn about prairie restoration efforts at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve near Tahlequah, OK.
PAWHUSKA, OK — Signs that spring is officially here are popping up at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve! The first bouncing baby bison was seen this week being bashful and walking closely alongside its mother.
State Director, Mike Fuhr, held a photography workshop at the Nickel Preserve's Cedar Hollow.
Prairie restoration efforts at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve near Tahlequah, OK.
RARE EVENT CAUGHT ON VIDEO - On Saturday, January 19, 2013, Chris Hise captured unique footage of the return of water to the Canadian River at the Four Canyon Preserve.
The strange bubbling sound audible during portions of the video was generated by air trapped in the sandy river bed. Thousands of little 'geysers' and sand fountains appeared along the leading edge of the water.
The water advanced about 500 yards downstream overnight before freezing. Chris arrived the next morning just as things were thawing out and beginning to move again.
This is apparently the result of an upstream rain event on January 10. The river at the preserve had been dry since May 2012.