2018 Year in Review
FROM THE DIRECTOR
CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR OKLAHOMA
I hope you have had a wonderful 2018! Our annual report is the story about our successes over the past year that would not have happened without your continued support.
Just like economic investments, the results of our conservation work are intended to have long-term growth. From restoring iconic prairies to protecting important watersheds, our projects develop long-term results and appreciate in conservation and sustainability value.
How do we achieve long-term growth? We use the strategy of “Protect, Transform and Inspire.” We’ve always had a focus on protecting amazing places like those contained within our preserves. Land and water protection is in our blood and will continue to be for generations to come.
To ensure we expand our conservation footprint to address ever-growing conservation challenges, we must do more than protect land. Our preserves are still so important, but we must also use these places to transform the discussion about land management through research and experimentation on TNC’s preserves. That’s where we field test new ideas that can make a difference on private lands beyond our ownership. These field tests, the experience and the data we garner from them give us credibility.
Lastly, we use the information and credibility garnered from our work to inspire the discussions about conservation solutions that can be implemented on the millions of acres of private lands across Oklahoma and beyond. It’s this three-part strategy – Protect, Transform and Inspire – that has led to the successes highlighted in this report.
A big thank you to all of you who help support our work every year. Your donations and involvement help ensure the long-term growth of our conservation projects and a sustainable future for Oklahoma. As I always say (because it’s true), none of this would have happened without you.
I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events or at one of our amazing places. Thank you for all you do to support conservation!