What The Nature Conservancy is Doing
We follow our tradition of land and water conservation, and build on past achievements—more than 400,000 acres conserved across the state in the past 20 years. But we will also develop new approaches to advance our vision for Wyoming.
Protecting Wyoming's Native Prairie
Wyoming harbors some of the world's last remaining native grasslands—and the unique opportunity to safeguard them before it's too late.
- Ranchers Complete Grasslands Projects: Neighbors pursue wildlife projects using Conservancy funds.
Protecting Biodiversity in an Arid Landscape
A desert in Wyoming? Desert basins are home to a wide variety of plants and animals that eek out a life in this high, dry country.
- Energy by Design: Conservancy scientists map out critical plans for conservation.
- Safeguarding Sagegrouse: Science helps chart a brighter future for the West's most iconic bird.
Sustaining a Wyoming Resource
Freshwater ecosystems—including rivers, lakes and wetlands—provide virtually all of the easily accessible drinking water on the planet.
- Ladder Ranch Conservation Project: In the Little Snake River Valley, a family's ranching legacy lives on.
- Field Research: Why Do Wyoming's Wetlands Matter to You and Me? Download Our Report: "Wyoming Wetlands Assessment."
- Field Research: Researchers study what trout at the Conservancy’s Red Canyon Ranch are eating.
- Field Research: Two summer stewardship interns get their boots dirty and help improve the quality of several high-priority watersheds that feed the Bighorn River in northwest Wyoming.
- The Pitchfork Ranch: Transformative conservation on one of Wyoming's iconic ranches.