The Nature Conservancy in South Dakota works to protect the state for future generations. Explore what we do by getting an insider’s view into our projects, preserves and other conservation efforts.
The Conservancy is protecting one of the world’s least protected, most imperiled habitats in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
With native wildlife species such as bison, bighorn sheep, black-footed ferrets and swift fox, Conata Basin is one of the most complete Great Plains ecosystems in the U.S.
Meet Juli Gehant Bosmoe, the Conservancy's conservation easement technician in South Dakota.
In South Dakota, we work with a number of partners to protect the Prairie Coteau, one of the largest and best grasslands remaining in the United States.
An oral vaccine could provide more effective, less expensive way to protect prairie dogs from plague.
Learn about our goal to protect 1 million acres of prairies and wetlands during the next 10 years.
For Michael Melius, it’s about protecting grasslands.
The Tucker family donates their ranch to the Conservancy, making the largest gift in the history of the Western Dakotas Program.
Conata Basin is home to one of North America’s most endangered animals: the black-footed ferret.
Bison herds are undergoing testing to examine genetic diversity.
Headquarters and workshop buildings conserve water and energy, save money.
Wind energy is a sustainable source, but it can fragment prairies and displace species.