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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Learn about our work to benefit the health of the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer through collaboration, restoration, stewardship, and protection.
The Conservancy burned 597 acres during two burns at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve in Tahlequah.
It’s spring field trip time! Will we see you out exploring the places you help the Conservancy protect? All activities are free, but capacity is limited and registration is required.
State Director, Mike Fuhr, held a photography workshop at the Nickel Preserve's Cedar Hollow.
A trip to the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve is something straight out of a fairytale forest, with deer frolicking through the trees and a gentle stream bringing out all types of woodland creatures. Turkey and elk can be seen throughout the forested landscape, and many different bird species use the space as a breeding ground and migratory route.
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.