Protecting Nature in the Show-Me State
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The Nature Conservancy is the world's leading conservation organization. Established more than 60 years ago, the Missouri program has an impressive history of success.
As Missourians, we love hiking through a prairie blanketed with vibrant wildflowers, floating down a clear, spring-fed stream, or camping in an Ozark forest. These lands and waters are a part of our natural heritage, and they provide us with food, water, energy, shelter, and a place to play.
With the support of our committed members and partners, we have protected more than 150,000 acres of our state's natural treasures, including the forests and rivers of the Missouri Ozarks and the vast sea of prairie in the Grand River Grasslands.
The stories below highlight how we're working to protect nature, transform the way we use the Earth's resources, and inspire action - today and for future generations.
Latest News & Features
The Western Ozark Waters Initiative is protecting the unique rivers and streams of the Western Missouri Ozarks. Hear about the program and how these waters shape our lives.
Our hawksbill sea turtle satellite tagging program is made possible through the support of a family from St. Louis.
These charismatic birds are making a comeback at the Dunn Ranch Prairie thanks to the efforts of The Nature Conservancy and its partners.
Learn more about the natural wonders of Missouri!
Watch a slideshow from the annual bison roundup at Dunn Ranch Prairie.
The bison herd at Dunn Ranch Prairie has grown to over 100 animals! The bison are helping to keep the prairie healthy and balanced.
Hear the story of America's grasslands and how native species find a balance in this unique ecosystem.
A new program is protecting the unique rivers and streams of the Western Missouri Ozarks. Hear about the program and how these waters shape our lives.
Watch a video to learn how and why bison were brought back to the prairie.