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  • Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Renamed in Honor of Joseph H. Williams

    November 08, 2015

    It will now be forever known as the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Learn More

  • $750k Challenge Gift for Western Oklahoma

    September 24, 2015

    Nature Conservancy Announces $750,000 Challenge Gift from Roberts Ranch to Endow Wildlife Habitat in Western Oklahoma Learn More

  • Urban Prairie Garden Workshops in OKC & Tulsa

    September 01, 2015

    Join us for the Urban Prairie Garden Workshop led by local landscape architect Jamie Csizmadia, owner of Olthia.  Learn More

  • Firefly Art Show & Meet the Artist in OKC!

    August 24, 2015

    Come see the vibrant colors and intriguing patterns of fireflies in this unique art show! Learn More

  • Oklahoma Land Steward Speaks Up for Nature

    July 22, 2015

    Franklin “Leroy” Alm shares his passion for The Nature Conservancy and for protecting nature. Learn More

  • LEAF Interns Making a Difference in Oklahoma

    July 21, 2015

    A look at the hard work these high school students are doing at some of The Nature Conservancy's preserves in Oklahoma. Learn More

  • Welcome Summer Help!

    Welcome aboard to the land stewards recruited to help out in Oklahoma this summer. Learn More

  • Partnership for Sustainable Business Growth and Conserving Natural Resources

    March 25, 2015

    The Nature Conservancy and the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (OKSBDC) signed a memorandum of understanding to ensure sustainability of our businesses and the conservation of important natural resources in Oklahoma. Learn More

  • Conservancy Signs Freshwater MOU with East Central University

    June 22, 2015

    The Nature Conservancy and East Central University Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Conserving Freshwater Resources Learn More

  • Conservancy acquires cabin of Osage Nation author, historian John Joseph Mathews

    February 11, 2015

    The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma recently acquired an inholding at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve with something rather unique and special to Oklahoma history. Learn More

  • First Prescribed Fires of 2015

    February 18, 2015

    The Conservancy burned 597 acres during two burns at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve in Tahlequah. Learn More

  • Oklahomans Receive Award for Collaboration on the Blue River

    Oka'Yanahli Preserve on the Blue River near Ada, Oklahoma
    Topic (Events)
    November 02, 2012

     Learn More

  • Durant Water Forum

    October 01, 2014

    The Blue River and Our Future: Working Together to Protect Local Waters Learn More

  • Oklahoma’s Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Seeks Docent Volunteers

    January 02, 2015

     Learn More

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

    December 30, 2014

    Mike Fuhr, State Director, The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma Learn More

  • Now Available! Oklahoma's 2014 Annual Report

    November 18, 2014

    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! Learn More

  • Pontotoc Ridge Preserve Celebrates 20 Years!

    Pontotoc Ridge Preserve Headquarters
    Topic (Events)
    October 25, 2014

    Public invited this Saturday to explore this wild and protected landscape
    located in Johnston & Pontotoc Counties Learn More

  • Leading Fire Management

    October 10, 2014

    Oklahoma leads the Conservancy in prescribed burns Learn More

  • We Love Where We Work!

    October 10, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy Honored as One of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma! Learn More

  • Below Freezing Fire at Four Canyon Preserve

    Four Canyon Preserve
    February 25, 2014

    In the midst of a drought, the Conservancy and its contractor, Chloeta Fire, saw an opportunity to burn this month. And that opportunity… was covered in ice. As you can imagine, this was a bit unlike any other burn. Learn More

  • Earthy Abstracts!

    Oklahoma City Office
    408 N.W. 7th Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73102

    September 11, 2014

    Come see the vibrant colors, earthy textures and intriguing patterns of nature in this abstract art show! Learn More

  • Nature in Art Series Featured in Oklahoma City!

    The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma
    408 NW 7th St., Oklahoma City, OK

    April 29, 2014

    Celebrating the Beauty of Art – and the Nature in it Learn More

  • State Director Mike Fuhr’s Nature Photography on Exhibit

    The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma
    408 NW 7th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73102

    August 14, 2014

    When he’s not in meetings or giving presentations, Mike Fuhr, State Director of The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma, enjoys being outdoors photographing what inspired him to be a conservation leader in the first place: nature. Learn More

  • Giant Insects Invade H&8th this Friday!

    H&8th Night Market
    Hudson Avenue, between N.W. 6th and N.W. 10th streets in Midtown OKC.

    June 27, 2014

    Art auction and live bug petting zoo feature vibrant colors, rich textures and intriguing patterns of the insect world! Learn More

  • Kuh-Bam! Superheroes Save Our Planet!

    Oka’ Yanahli Preserve in Connerville, Oklahoma
    April 09, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based employees from Veolia Water swooped down south and devoted their work day to helping Mother Nature yesterday. Learn More

  • Oklahoma's Blue River Preserve

    Oklahoma's Blue River
    Topic (Conservation Lands)
    December 05, 2011

    The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma has purchased a new 490-acre preserve along the Blue River in southern Oklahoma. Learn More

  • 20th Annual Bison Round Up Concludes at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

    Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Oklahoma
    November 10, 2013

    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! Learn More

  • Oklahoma Annual Report 2013

    November 15, 2013

    Thank you so much for supporting our work! Without you we cannot develop creative, efficient solutions that make The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma the organization it is. Check out our 2013 Annual Report to learn about our recent accomplishments thanks to you! Learn More

  • “Two Hooves Up!” Oklahoma Bison ‘Strut Their Stuff’ on the Big Screen with Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams

    Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
    April 10, 2013

    PAWHUSKA, OK - 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 More

  • Patience on the Prairie

    J. T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve
    April 04, 2013

    What are your predictions for 2018? Will we have a female president? Will the lesser prairie chicken no longer be a species of concern? Will we have world peace? Will an Oklahoma team make it to the NCAA Final Four?
    While we enjoy taking stabs at forecasting the future, by no means are we psychics. But as conservationists, we can tell you it is highly probable you can view another 10 acres of beautifully restored prairie in the rolling Cookson foothills of the Ozarks. This highly-diverse prairie will be beaming with native wildflowers and forbs, waiting for conservation-oriented individuals like you to visit and marvel at its beauty. Learn More

  • Say “Hello” to the First Baby Bison of 2013 at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve!

    Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Pawhuska, Oklahoma
    March 28, 2013

    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. Learn More

  • Oklahoma Annual Report 2012

    November 20, 2012

    It has been another busy year working on some of Oklahoma’s last great places. From expansion of our collaborative work with the wind industry to the acquisition of the Oka’ Yanahli Preserve, our first new preserve in approximately a decade, we were able to make a difference here in Oklahoma. Learn More

  • Staff Save Elk in Rare Close Encounter

    Tahlequah, Oklahoma
    November 30, 2012

    Two elk were spotted with locked antlers at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve near Tahlequah, OK at 10:15am on Tuesday, November 27. One bull was lying down and appeared lifeless, while a larger bull stood above him trying to free himself. Learn More

  • Results Released for 2012 Bison Roundup at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

    November 27, 2012

    After six long days from sun up to sun down, the 19th Annual Bison Roundup at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve concluded earlier this month with a total count of 2,747 bison, 674 of which were calves. Learn More

  • In Honor of Gene Quarles, Family Donates Bison Sculpture by Jason Stone

    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    November 10, 2012

    “A Time of Peace”, an original nine foot wide wood sculpture by artist Jason Stone, was recently donated in honor of the late Gene Quarles by his wife JoAnn Quarles to The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma. Learn More

  • Volunteers Makeover Historic Osage County Bunkhouse

    Oklahoma's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Pawhuska, Ok.
    Topic (Events)
    October 16, 2012

    PAWHUSKA, OK – The 1920 historic bunkhouse at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Osage County received a makeover on October 16, 2012 when the Jubilee Quilters’ Guild of Bartlesville donated nine bed quilts reflecting the designs of the early 1900’s. Learn More

  • U.S. Dignitaries Honor Oklahoma’s Blue River

    Connerville, Oklahoma
    Topic (Events)
    September 20, 2012

    CONNERVILLE, OK — On September 20, 2012, The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma hosted dignitaries from several organizations in the region at the new Oka’ Yanahli Preserve to celebrate the inclusion of the Blue River into the President’s “America’s Great Outdoors” program. Each state had two projects selected for the program by the Secretary of the Interior and the Blue River was one of those two for Oklahoma. Learn More

  • Greener on the Other Side?

    The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Oklahoma
    August 03, 2012

    Like domestic cattle, bison are grazers. However, they prefer young, tender grasses and eat few forbs (broad-leafed plants such as wildflowers). Bison roam freely on 23,000 acres at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and they eat what the prairie provides — grass, and lots of it. Learn More

  • ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Program

    J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve - Tahlequah, Oklahoma
    August 03, 2012

    Nature Conservancy Announces Grant from ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Program to Restore Habitats for Migratory Birds in Northeastern Oklahoma Learn More

  • Butterfly Fans Get Set to Count

    July 06, 2012

    Story by Jay Pruett, Director of Conservation

    Each summer, volunteers and staff for The Nature Conservancy conduct surveys for butterflies and moths at Conservancy preserves. Such surveys were recently completed for the Tallgrass Prairie and Pontotoc Ridge Preserves. Learn More

  • Endangered Beetle Thrives at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

    Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
    May 31, 2012

    Recently, scientists from around the country met at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve to discuss the latest research with regard to the American Burying Beetle, an officially-listed Endangered Species in the U.S. Learn More

  • The Illinois River Survey: Photography with a Purpose

    On exhibit at One Williams Tower Center in Tulsa
    Topic (Rivers & Lakes)
    April 23, 2012

    In May 2011, a team of Oklahoma photographers together with staff members of The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma, scientists, land and river managers, water officials, and river advocates explored important components of the Illinois River watershed in a three-day photographic survey. Learn More

  • Nature Conservancy Unveils Name of New Preserve along Blue River

    Connerville, Oklahoma
    March 31, 2012

    The official name is Oka’ Yanahli (oh-kuh yuh-naw-lee), which means "water flowing" in the Chickasaw language. Learn More

  • Chesapeake Donation to Oklahoma

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    February 24, 2012

    Chesapeake Energy Corporation today presented a 2006 Ford Explorer to the Oklahoma Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Learn More

  • Bison or Bovine?

    Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
    Topic (Conservation Lands)
    November 26, 2011

    Bison at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve are tested for cattle DNA. Learn More

  • Black Bears at the Nickel Preserve

    Black bears, once common in Oklahoma, are making a comeback. Learn More

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Katie Hawk

Director of Communications
408 NW 7th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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