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  • Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Sink MPF s Schwartz Prairie Learn more We support prairie research Learn more News Susan Lordi Marker Monarch Match for 2016 Artist and MPF member Susan Lordi Marker of Kansas City will match up to 7 500 in gifts for her 2016 Monarch Match Gifts of all amounts are welcome with a deadline to be received by September 30 2016 about the time that monarchs will be migrating to Mexico Like so many other MPF members and supporters Read more Monarch and Milkweed Resources Citizens in Missouri and far beyond are concerned about the dramatic drop in monarch butterfly populations which is due in large part to the decline of the monarch butterfly caterpillar host plants milkweed species Asclepias across its North American migratory route Plants that provide nectar sources for adult butterflies as well as many many other beneficial Read more First Ever National Wild Bee Map Shows Major Decline in Crucial Agricultural Regions A team of researchers at the University of Vermont UVM created the first national study which mapped wild bee populations Their findings which were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences confirm that native pollinators are in major decline in crucial agricultural

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  • Who We Are » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    governed by a volunteer board of directors A staff of two carry out daily operations of the organization and several technical advisors provide valuable technical assistance Numerous valued volunteers assist with prairie management and outreach activities The Missouri Prairie Foundation was founded in 1966 by a small group of conservation professionals and volunteers who were concerned about the rapid decline of greater prairie chickens and the degradation and loss of grassland habitat throughout the state Since that time MPF has grown and developed with several goals in mind including the permanent protection of prairie habitat and the need for greater understanding of the role of native grasslands in wildlife conservation energy security and carbon storage MPF also became the home of the Grow Native program in July 2012 and through this education and marketing program promotes the use of native plants in the built environment and altered landscapes MPF Board of Director Job Description and Application Form DOC or Application Form PDF Board of Directors Staff Technical Advisors Volunteers What began as an all volunteer advocacy group has grown into an organization that both owns and or manages nearly more than 3 000 acres of land produces one of North

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  • What We Do » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Grow Native program MPF carries out its mission by acquiring and managing original prairies and restoring or reconstructing other properties to native grasslands by organizing a variety of outreach and educational activities by supporting prairie research and by supporting grassland wildlife friendly land use policies and state regional and national conservation initiatives Our vision Prairies and other native grasslands are natural communities of depthless beauty with which humans have interacted for millennia each one a library of plant and animal life and their complex ecological interactions These precious grassland remnants naturally and spontaneously generate much that enriches our lives from unique ecology and carbon storage to rich soil and clean water to aesthetic and spiritual renewal The vision of the Missouri Prairie Foundation is to awaken and engage the passion of others to protect and restore native grassland communities for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations Our Guiding Values and Principles Effective communication among members and other donors external partners volunteers board members and staff Effective governance via active committee structure Financial accountability and prudent business practices Recognition of MPF s key role as a partner with federal state nongovernmental organizations and private individuals who share the

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  • Where We Work » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Prairie Golden Prairie La Petite Gemme Prairie Lattner Prairie Linden s Prairie Penn Sylvania Prairie Pleasant Run Creek Prairie Prairie Fork Expansion Prairie Runge Prairie Stark Family Prairie Schwartz Prairie Stilwell Prairie Welsch Tract MPF properties are beautiful landscapes that provide habitat for hundreds of plant species thousands of invertebrates and dozens of vertebrate animals as well as 20 species of conservation concern Consult plant species lists and other species inventories from our prairies MPF manages its lands with periodic prescribed fire and control of invasive plants which includes tree and brush removal and herbicide treatment of cut stumps tall fescue sericea lespedeza and other plants that can degrade prairie habitat The Missouri Department of Conservation provides management services for several MPF properties All MPF properties except La Petite Gemme Prairie lie within Grassland Conservation Opportunity Areas designated as the best remaining areas in the state to direct resources for landscape scale prairie conservation Ecologists rank temperate grasslands which include Missouri s tallgrass prairies as the least conserved most threatened major terrestrial habitat type on earth Prairie protection efforts in Missouri therefore are not only essential to preserving our state s natural heritage but also are significant to national and

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  • Our Partners » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    and Extension Center Conservation Federation of Missouri Frank Oberle Prairie Photography Friends of the Garden Grow Native Henry Domke Nature Photography Institute of Botanical Training Kansas City WildLands Kansas Native Plant Society Kevin Sink Photography Missouri Botanical Garden Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation Missouri Department of Conservation Missouri Department of Natural Resources Missouri Master Naturalists Missouri Native Plant Society Missouri River Bird Observatory Monarch Watch National Wildlife Federation National Wild Turkey

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  • Donate » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    use this service For membership dues or lump sum annual payment please use the form below You can also make monthly recurring payments If you are using PayPal to purchase a gift membership for someone or are making a gift in honor or in memory of someone please send us an email to info moprairie com with the giftee s name and address or the name and address of the person or person s family for whom you making an honorarium or memorial gift Your Information Name First Last Address Street Address Address Line 2 City State Province Region ZIP Postal Code Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Republic of the Costa Rica Côte d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Greenland Grenada Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati North Korea South Korea Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine State of Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sudan South Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands U S Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Country Phone Email Payment Options Payment Type Membership Other Donation Choose all that apply Membership Product Name Regular Member 35 Friend Member 50 Supporting Member 100 Contributing Member 250 Sustaining Member 500 Lifetime Member 2000 Donations Donation Amount Donation is for A special contribution outside of regular membership dues In honor of In memory of Gift membership You may select multiple items PayPal will alert MPF for which items you are paying In Honor Of In honor of If making a contribution in honor of please provide the honoree s name In Memory Of In memory of If making a contribution in memory of please provide the honoree s name Gift Membership Gift Membership Giftee Name If

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  • Our Prairies » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Prairie Fork Expansion Area Runge Prairie Bruns Tract and the Welsch Tract are restorations reconstructions Loading map Zoom in to see all prairie locations Bruns Tract Coyne Prairie Denison Prairie Drovers Prairie Friendly Prairie Gayfeather Prairie Golden Prairie La Petite Gemme Prairie Lattner Prairie Linden s Prairie Penn Sylvania Prairie Pleasant Run Creek Prairie Prairie Fork Expansion Prairie Runge Prairie Stark Family Prairie Schwartz Prairie Stilwell Prairie Welsch Tract MPF properties are beautiful landscapes that provide habitat for hundreds of plant species thousands of invertebrates and dozens of vertebrate animals as well as 20 species of conservation concern Consult plant species lists and other species inventories from our prairies MPF manages its lands with periodic prescribed fire and control of invasive plants which includes tree and brush removal and herbicide treatment of cut stumps tall fescue sericea lespedeza and other plants that can degrade prairie habitat The Missouri Department of Conservation provides management services for several MPF properties All MPF properties except La Petite Gemme Prairie lie within grassland Conservation Opportunity Areas designated as the best remaining areas in the state to direct resources for landscape scale prairie conservation In addition to managing most of its properties MPF provides management

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  • Education and Outreach » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    survive some of the fires and grew wide spaced on prairies creating savannas Rocky open slopes within woodlands that contain native prairie species are called glades Both savannas and glades are other types of native grasslands How Much Prairie is Left Today less that 1 10th of 1 of native prairies remain in Missouri Once covering at least 15 million acres in Missouri one third of the state today fewer than 90 000 acres of prairie remain About 25 000 of these remaining acres are protected by state agencies the Missouri Prairie Foundation and other groups Many factors have contributed to the demise of prairie including land conversion for agricultural purposes and other human development fire suppression overgrazing and invasive species Why Does Prairie Matter Prairies are home to a stunning diversity of plant animal and insect life At least 800 native plant species alone occur on Missouri s prairies Doug Ladd The Nature Conservancy Prairie is an original American landscape and along with other temperate grasslands of the world one of the planet s most imperiled major ecosystems irreplaceable genetic reservoirs that must be conserved for future generations Prairie plant roots some growing as deep as 15 feet store carbon and build rich soil One acre of established prairie can produce 24 000 pounds of roots Iowa State University and can store at least 1 ton of carbon annually University of Minnesota Prairies provide habitat for native hundreds of pollinator species many of which are essential for food crop pollination Prairie can absorb a large volume of rainfall before runoff occurs thereby naturally filtering water protecting streams from flood events and helping to recharge precious groundwater supplies Many plants that are hardy water efficient and beautiful for home and corporate landscaping originate from Missouri s prairies Read why prairie matters to MPF members What is a Prairie Remnant a Restoration and a Reconstruction A Remnant An original native natural community e g prairie or forest that has survived on a site to the present day e g a prairie that has never been plowed but was once part of a larger original landscape A Restoration A native ecosystem that has been taken over to some degree by another plant community and is managed to restore pre settlement vegetation Restorations sometimes involve supplementation with seeds from plants that may have grown on the site in the past Restorations usually involve removing invasive plant species A Reconstruction A complete replanting of an area with plants originally native to a given natural community which might also include restoring original hydrological patterns and or earth moving especially in the case of wetland reconstructions In the case of prairie a reconstruction usually involves planting grasses and nonwoody broad leaved plants forbs onto land that formerly had the native vegetation removed e g such as after conversion of land to row crops Reconstructions usually will not have the plant or animal diversity of a remnant or a restoration What is a Native Grassland Prairie is

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