Protecting Nature in Missouri
From rolling grasslands and unique glades to dense forests and sparkling rivers, the Conservancy has protected some of Missouri's most-loved places. Check out some of the features below to learn more about how we work.
Doug Ladd Science Symposium
Colleagues, scientists, and friends of Doug Ladd recently spoke at a Science Symposium in his honor - presenting on some of his favorite ecological topics - and celebrating his 32-year career with The Nature Conservancy.
Securing our Streambanks
The Conservancy has partnered with Washington University's Tyson Research Center to use bioengineered streambank stabilization techniques to protect LaBarque Creek
Nature and People
The St. Louis office is adopting an innovative “virtual” model to reduce energy use, save money, and improve staff efficiency—all while accomplishing impactful conservation work.
The Conservancy is working with partners and landowners to protect the Meramec River. A new Conservation Action Plan spearheaded by the Conservancy was recently completed to unify efforts to conserve this irreplaceable freshwater resource.
The Spring and Elk rivers in the western Missouri Ozarks are among the most biologically diverse in the country - and a new initiative aims to keep them that way.
The unique and varied geology of the Ozarks make it naturally resilient to extremes in weather. The Conservancy's work in this remarkable region is becoming increasingly important in the face of a changing climate.
The Hellbender's fiendish name evokes images of ferocious river monsters, but this harmless salamander needs our help!
Bats are crucial to healthy ecosystems and human economies, but habitat loss and a deadly fungus are putting bat populations at risk. The Conservancy worked with partners to install a gate that will help protect bats at an important Ozarks cave.
The Conservancy is working hard to protect this unique bird.
From Dunn Ranch Prairie to the Ozarks, we're taking a look at spring in Missouri.
A slideshow celebrating winter in Missouri.
See incredible photos of birds you might see in your own backyard, taken by local photographer Bill Duncan.