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For over 60 years, The Nature Conservancy in Missouri has protected some of the most beautiful places in our state – from the Grand River Grasslands to the Current River. Places that are home to species found nowhere else on the planet. It is what we’ve always done and what we will continue to do.

But now, we face a world with an estimate 9.6 billion people and a demand for increased food, energy, and clean water. To achieve a Missouri where both people and nature thrive, we are using science to focus on five priorities – Sustainable Agriculture, Nature-based Solutions, Biodiversity Protection, Climate Resilience, and Healthy Cities. By solving the top threats to nature, we can also improve the lives of millions of people.

These priorities are guided by three strategies—Protect, Transform, and Inspire—all three are critically important to our mission.

Protect our high priority landscapes in Missouri.

Transform the way our natural resources are used and managed.

Inspire decision makers and communities to see the value nature has on our health, economy, and overall well-being as people.

Nature is remarkably resilient and we are the generation that can change the trendline – if we choose to.  Learn more about our five priorities and how we are making an impact in Missouri.  


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