Places We Protect

John E. Williams Preserve

North Dakota

Ponds on a flat prairie strewn with rounded rocks.

The preserve's alkaline lakes support a large breeding population of piping plovers.

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The Nature Conservancy owns nearly 1,500 preserves covering more than 2.5 million acres across all 50 states. These lands protect wildlife and natural systems, serve as living laboratories for innovative science and connect people to the natural world.

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Photos from Williams Preserve

Williams Preserve is an important stopover for many birds!

piping plover on a beach.
two avocets in water.
two alkali lakes at sunset.
a person walking near lakes as a flock of birds flies away.
piping plover chick.

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