Places We Protect

Smoky Valley Ranch


Light green yucca flowers growing in front of a barbed wire fence, with red bluffs in the background.
Smoky Valley Ranch Chalk bluffs and yucca plants at Smoky Valley Ranch in Kansas. © Lance Hedges/TNC

Smoky Valley Ranch combines a working cattle ranch with thriving wildlife populations. It is home to lesser prairie-chicken, a bison herd and pronghorn.

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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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