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'In the grand scheme of things, they're just postage stamps': conservation group looks for partnerships in new year

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The Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve at 39,650 acres is the largest protected piece of tallgrass prairie left on earth. Urban sprawl and conversion to cropland have left this once expansive landscape, originally spanning across 14 states from Texas to Minnesota, at less than 4% of its original size.

The Nature Conservancy manages the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve in eastern Oklahoma. TNC State Director Mike Fuhr speaks on goals for the areas in 2022.

Learn more about TNC in Oklahoma here.

Before joining Public Radio Tulsa, Elizabeth Caldwell was a freelance reporter and a teacher. She holds a master's from Hollins University. Her audio work has appeared at KCRW, CBC's The World This Weekend, and The Missouri Review. She is a south Florida native.