Partners for Conservation Visits Missouri
In April, Partners for Conservation staff visited southwest Missouri to learn about local cooperative conservation efforts. PFC met with fconservation organizations, agencies and landowners who were working together on a broad array of habitats from riparian and aquatic to native grassland restoration and management. A field tour included meeting with landowners who were working across ownership lines with partners to sustain working lands for grazing while simultaneously creating or improving habitat for pollinators and grassland birds, including bobwhite quail. The partners exemplify collaborative conservation in a manner that lives up to Missouri's reputation as the Show Me State! A special thanks to the USFWS-Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, Missouri Department of Conservation, USDA,-NRCS,Missouri Prairie Foundation, Audubon, BassPro and the other conservation partners for this opportunity.