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  • Prairie Management » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Education and Outreach Prairie Management Membership To receive news form MPF please enter your email address above and press enter on your keyboard Prairie Management The Missouri Prairie Foundation strives to use the best and most innovative management techniques on its properties and to help private landowners do the same MPF is currently rewriting prairie management information for this page and will make it available as soon as possible Home

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/prairie-management/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Membership » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    to ticketed MPF events of patron s choice Pay by Check If you wish to pay by check please send your check along with your address and how you want your name s to appear in our membership database If you are giving a gift membership please provide the giftee s contact information Send check and contact information to Missouri Prairie Foundation c o Martinsburg Bank P O Box 856 Mexico MO 65265 0856 Make a Special Contribution Making a tax deductible contribution outside of regular membership helps the Missouri Prairie Foundation carry out important conservation work You may also wish to make a tax deductible donation to the Missouri Prairie Foundation as a lasting tribute to a family member friend or colleague Your gift will be acknowledged to you and if you wish to those you are honoring For more information contact MPF at 1 888 843 6739 or info moprairie com Send check and contact information to Missouri Prairie Foundation membership c o Martinsburg Bank P O Box 856 Mexico MO 65265 0856 Pay by Credit Card If you wish to pay by credit card our online membership and contributions are handled securely by PayPal You do not have to have PayPal account to 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

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  • Prairie Advocacy » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Committee CRP Subcommittee the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative and is a member of the Missouri Teaming With Wildlife Steering Committee Grasslands Coalition In 1998 MPF helped formed the Grasslands Coalition a group of grassland conservation partners working to pool expertise and resources for prairie conservation One of the group s first steps was to identify core areas of the state that were strongholds for state endangered greater prairie chickens encompassing many of the state s native grassland islands and the best places to invest limited resources to protect and restore grassland habitat for all prairie species These Focus Areas FAs contain public land owned by the Missouri departments of Conservation and Natural Resources MPF The Nature Conservancy and land owned by private landowners maintained as native prairie pasture or cropland All FAs together total 184 980 acres of public and private land Grassland Conservation Opportunity Areas In 2005 the Missouri Department of Conservation was called upon by the U S Fish and Wildlife Service to identify the best places in the state to meet the needs of wildlife to focus conservation efforts and thus prevent the federal listing of any more plants or animals as threatened or endangered As part

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  • Prairie Research » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Washington University to assist with her work studying plant pollinator interactions on Missouri prairies and glades MPF also allows researchers with permission to use MPF properties to gather data and carry out other scientific work In 2010 for example Lauren Hart a graduate student at the University of Missouri Columbia compared insect communities in original tallgrass prairies restored prairies and fescue dominated agricultural fields as well as insect feeding interactions

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  • Susan Lordi Marker Monarch Match for 2016 » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    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 said Lordi Marker I am extremely concerned with the dramatic decline of monarch butterflies as well as the rarity of our rich prairies that provide habitat for monarchs and thousands of plants pollinators and other insects and animals So I decided to do something about it and I hope you will join me We need prairies for the critical role they fill in our ecosystem but also as creative human beings said Lordi Marker we can enrich our lives by just the experience of being in the prairie walking listening observing As an artist the prairie is my inspiration to create to be surrounded in an environment alive with color texture moving shapes sounds and scents all at once It is truly an experience for all the senses For me the prairie is good for the soul To make a Monarch Challenge gift in

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2016/01/31/susan-lordi-marker-monarch-match-for-2016/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Monarch and Milkweed Resources » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Learn the basic facts about monarchs in this Monarch Fact Sheet compiled with information from Monarch Watch and Monarch Joint Venture courtesy of Missouri Master Naturalists Confluence Chapter Fact sheet includes a monarch butterfly migration map You can also get information on milkweed seed collecting If you are a Spanish speaker or know Spanish speakers share with them this Monarch and Milkweed Fact Sheet in Spanish written by Dr Nadia Navarrete Tindall of Lincoln University s Cooperative Extension Help the Missouri Prairie Foundation conserve the prairies it owns MPF owns 20 tracts of prairie totaling more than 3 200 acres prairie which provide habitat for at least 11 species of milkweed and dozens of nectar plants You can help MPF protect this monarch habitat by participating in the 2016 Susan Lordi Marker Monarch Match Plant milkweeds and nectar plants and seeds The following plants are linked to descriptive pages about each species from the Missouri Prairie Foundation s Grow Native Native Plant Database The following milkweed species native to Missouri are particularly important for monarchs marsh swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata common milkweed Asclepias syriaca and butterfly milkweed Asclepius tuberosa A few of the many nectar plants that are important to monarchs and many other insect species are eastern blazing star Liatris scariosa New England aster Symphyotrichum novae angliae showy goldenrod Solidago speciosa and purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea You can purchase seeds and plants of these species from Grow Native Professional Members who are retail garden centers nurseries or see producers Find seed plant vendors at http grownative org resource guide and note which businesses sell retail wholesale and or mail order If you are a retail garden center and want to buy native milkweed plants from wholesalers contact a Grow Native wholesaler and ask to buy milkweed plants with Monarch

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  • First-Ever National Wild Bee Map Shows Major Decline in Crucial Agricultural Regions » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    pm 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 regions of the U S They estimate that between 2008 and 2013 wild bee abundance declined in 23 percent of the contiguous U S

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2015/12/28/first-ever-national-wild-bee-map-shows-major-decline-in-crucial-agricultural-regions/ (2016-02-10)
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  • News » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Monarch Match for 2016 Posted January 31 2016 at 4 48 pm 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 Posted in News Tags donate milkweed monarchs Monarch and Milkweed Resources Posted January 31 2016 at 4 45 pm 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 Posted in News Tags donate milkweed monarch First Ever National Wild Bee Map Shows Major Decline in Crucial Agricultural Regions Posted December 28 2015 at 10 43 pm 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 regions of the U S They estimate that between 2008 and 2013 wild bee abundance declined Posted in News Missouri Prairie Foundation Bestows 18 Prairie and Native Plant Pioneer Awards in 2015 Posted December 21 2015 at 3 38 pm To recognize outstanding efforts to conserve prairie and to use and promote native plants the Missouri Prairie Foundation and its Grow Native program bestowed 18 awards in 2015 Tallgrass prairie once covered 15 million acres of Missouri but today there are fewer than

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