The Nature Conservancy in South Dakota works to protect the state for future generations. Explore what we do by getting an insider’s view into our projects, preserves and other conservation efforts.
Thanks to your support, 2017 was a great year for land and water conservation in South Dakota as well as North Dakota and Minnesota. Enjoy this beautiful slideshow of the lands, waters, plants and wildlife The Nature Conservancy helped protect.
Conservancy preserves across the country are helping protect the country’s national mammal. Learn more.
See a slideshow of some of the feathered and furry animals who are active during winter in the Dakotas.
Program for college graduates will help jumpstart careers in grasslands conservation.
The Conservancy is protecting one of the world’s least protected, most imperiled habitats in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
With native wildlife species such as bison, bighorn sheep, black-footed ferrets and swift fox, Conata Basin is one of the most complete Great Plains ecosystems in the U.S.
In South Dakota, we work with a number of partners to protect the Prairie Coteau, one of the largest and best grasslands remaining in the United States.
An oral vaccine could provide more effective, less expensive way to protect prairie dogs from plague.
Learn about our goal to protect 1 million acres of prairies and wetlands during the next 10 years.
The Tucker family donates their ranch to the Conservancy, making the largest gift in the history of the Western Dakotas Program.
Bison herds are undergoing testing to examine genetic diversity.
Headquarters and workshop buildings conserve water and energy, save money.
Wind energy is a sustainable source, but it can fragment prairies and displace species.