Places We Protect

The Nature Conservancy has worked with many partners to conserve more than 300,000 acres of critical natural lands in Arkansas for people to use and enjoy.

Our Mission

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. Every acre we protect, every river mile restored, every species brought back from the brink, begins with you. Your support will help make a lasting difference in Arkansas and around the world in 72 countries.

Arkansas contains extraordinary, diverse natural lands — hardwood forests, native prairies, ancient wetlands, pristine streams, mountain ranges. The Conservancy has priority programs that focus on each of the state's ecosystems in each of the state's eco-regions.

Priority Programs
Big Woods: Ecological Significance and Threats
Blacklands Program
Cache River
Conservation Forestry Program
Interior Highlands/Fire Restoration Program
Ozark Highlands Karst Program
Ozark Rivers Program
Ouachita Rivers Program
The Conservancy's Work in the Big Woods

Arkansas Preserves
Baker Prairie
Bauxite Natural Areas
Bear Hollow Cave
Bluffton Preserve
Burke Crowley's Ridge Preserve
Columbus Prairie
Council Rock Forest Preserve
Kingsland Prairie
Kings River Preserve
Lorance Creek
Lyon Big Piney Creek Preserve
Miller County Sandhills
Mulberry River Preserve
Presson-Oglesby Preserve
Ouachita River Nature Preserve
William Kirsch Preserve at Ranch North Woods
Rob and Melani Walton Preserve
Simpson Preserve at Trap Mountain
Smith Creek Preserve
Strawberry River Preserve and Demonstration Ranch
Terre Noire


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