South Dakota

Field Trips and Events

Get outdoors with The Nature Conservancy in South Dakota and join us for a Field Trip or Event! Check back soon for additional events.


Special Events

  • Fall Whitney Work Day

    Whitney Preserve
    September 10, 2016

    EVENT CANCELLED: This event has been cancelled due to a small wildfire on the preserve. We will need to keep the bunkhouse area clear and accessible to fire personnel while the fire is active. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Join us as we near t... Learn more

  • Moon Walk at Whitney Preserve

    Whitney Preserve
    September 17, 2016

    Join the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy on a moonlit hike at the unique warm water ecosystem at Whitney Preserve and Cascade Creek. During the hike, we will explore and learn about homesteading history in the area, including the former town of Cascade... Learn more

  • Summer Adopt-a-Creek on Rapid Creek

    Rapid Creek, Rapid City
    August 31, 2016

    Beat the summer heat and help keep our creeks healthy right in Rapid City! We will be cleaning up trash and debris from the unique wetland areas of Rapid Creek between Canyon Lake Drive and the West Main Bridge. This event is co-hosted by Rapid City’s Young Pro... Learn more

  • Fen Frenzy

    Jacobson Fen
    September 03, 2016

    Join The Nature Conservancy's Joe Blastick to see and learn about rare calcium-rich wetlands known as calcareous fens at our Jacobson Fen and 7-mile Fen preserves near Clear Lake, South Dakota. The event will start at Jacobson Fen and then participants will travel in... Learn more

  • Sioux Prairie Walkabout

    Sioux Prairie
    July 23, 2016

    Join The Nature Conservancy's Joe Blastick and explore Sioux Prairie while looking for birds, butterflies and wildflowers. More than 200 speices of native plants can be found on the preserve, which is located in Moody County in eastern South Dakota. Registration Req... Learn more

  • South Dakota Grassland Coalition Bird Tour

    Bad River Ranch
    June 10, 2016 - June 11, 2016

    Annual guided tour of Ted Turner's Bad River Ranch near Fort Pierre, South Dakota. Activities including birding, learning how to identify native plants and conversations about conservation. Bad River is hone to bison, pronghorn, elk, prairie dogs, badgers, grouse, pr... Learn more

  • The Western Dakotas Annual Celebration

    The Journey Museum, Rapid City, South Dakota
    October 07, 2016

    Come to meet and socialize with fellow Conservancy members and conservationists in our community as we celebrate the Conservancy’s 20th Anniversary in the Dakotas! We will have live music, a guest speaker, and a slide show presenting some of the great work that... Learn more

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Nature Conservancy. Currently there are no volunteer opportunities available. Please check back soon for upcoming events.



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