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The Nature Conservancy in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is one of the most biologically diverse areas in North America.

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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Industrial Wind Farms Aren’t “Green” If They Destroy Our Prairie

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.

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Pontotoc Ridge Preserve Video

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.

Four Canyon Preserve Video

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.

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