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  • Grow Native! Article in Columbia Daily Tribune » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    than human intervention Over the course of thousands of years native flora in the Midwest had evolved and adapted to its specific region based on its relationships to available resources soil water temperature sunlight and pollinators making natives perfectly suited to grow in the places they put down roots Grow Native is a marketing and educational program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation MPF dedicated to encouraging those of us living

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2014/06/10/grow-native-article-in-columbia-daily-tribune/ (2016-02-10)
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  • MPF’s La Petite Gemme Prairie featured in the Springfield News Leader » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    s a short hike to the top of a low hill and from here I stop let my mind slow breathe in the aroma of earth and plants and take in a view unchanged in a thousand years Records show these 37 acres have never been touched by a farmer s plow or disturbed by human hands I m at La Petite Gemme Praire The Little Gem in French acknowledging

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2014/06/10/mpfs-la-petite-gemme-prairie-featured-in-the-springfield-news-leader/ (2016-02-10)
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  • MPF Featured on Front Page of 23 May 2014 Kansas City Star » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    MPF Featured on Front Page of 23 May 2014 Kansas City Star Posted May 30 2014 at 3 10 am PHOTO Rich Sugg KC Star Vast stretches of Missouri once looked like this swath of native prairie on Bonnie Teel s land in Vernon County She is devoted to preserving it because soon as you turn your back on this ground you start to lose it Here she finds the plant called Indian paintbrush Missouri prairie grass group knows it s hard to be natural May 22 By RICK MONTGOMERY The Kansas City Star RICH HILL Mo Bonnie Teel inherited a landscape that many would call boring Hardly any shade for one thing But Teel plans to spend much time and money in retirement to keep more than 600 acres of virgin tallgrass prairie just as it is Fellow members of the Missouri Prairie Foundation will help her along Sometimes they come to squirt poison on young trees They might even dab herbicide on narrow fescue blades that shouldn t be there They ll kneel to gather seeds of flowering native plants and grow them elsewhere People who don t know their grasses may puzzle over an irony well known

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2014/05/30/mpf-featured-on-front-page-of-23-may-2014-kansas-city-star/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Celebrating The Life Of Kirkwood’s Edgar Denison » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    artist and botanist the late Edgar Denison of Kirkwood will soon be celebrated in a fashion that might have turned old man Appleseed green with envy Among the celebratory events is an Edgar Denison Nature Education Series that begins March 31 and concludes April 29 Topics will include landscaping for life the beauty of native plants adventures in butterfly gardening the best of Missouri trees and much more Those are

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2014/03/26/celebrating-the-life-of-kirkwoods-edgar-denison/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Proceedings from Second America’s Grasslands Conference Released » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    released today by the National Wildlife Federation and Kansas State University America s Grasslands Conference The Future of Grasslands in a Changing Landscape was held in Manhattan KS from August 12 14 2013 To work together to conserve American grasslands and the wildlife that depend on them the conference brought together around 225 biologists policy experts ranchers federal and state agency staff graduate students and conservationists The two day conference included more than 80 speakers and poster presentations The conference proceedings provide open access to a high quality source of information on 13 topics related to grassland conservation including grazing and grasslands grasslands and wildlife landscape planning and management for grassland conservation energy development and federal policy The future of grasslands is truly at stake said John Briggs director of the Konza Prairie Biological Station professor at Kansas State University and co chair of the conference However we have a unique opportunity to work with ranchers to conserve grasslands and to use scientific principles to better manage our existing grasslands One of the highlights of the conference was the emphasis on finding innovating ways to create economic and working land opportunities for grasslands and livestock producers Conference presenters pointed to

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2014/03/26/proceedings-from-second-americas-grasslands-conference-released/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Uncategorized » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    along the sandy windswept coastline of Martha s Vineyard The heath hen was a relative of the greater prairie chicken in Missouri a species of conservation concern The now extinct heath hen last lived along the sandy Posted in Uncategorized More to biofuel production than yield Posted January 15 2014 at 4 01 pm More to Biofuel Production Than Yield Jan 13 2014 When it comes to biofuels corn leads the all important category of biomass yield However focusing solely on yield comes at a high price In the current issue of the Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences Michigan State University researchers show that looking at the Posted in Uncategorized Farmers plowing up more and more of the prairie Posted December 17 2013 at 6 41 am Farmers plowing up more and more of the prairie October 7 2013 In recent years farmers in the Midwest have transformed millions of acres of prairie grass to rows of corn High crop prices are a big motivation but some also believe crop insurance is encouraging farmers to roll the dice on less productive land Posted in Uncategorized Think Prairie Not Stuff Posted November 24 2013 at 3 53 pm This

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/category/uncategorized/page/3/ (2016-02-10)
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  • News » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Endangered Species and Ecosystems Act Posted July 10 2015 at 2 22 pm Read more about the actions of Manitoba s government in the Winnipeg Free Press article here Posted in News Monarch and Milkweed Resources Posted June 2 2015 at 4 00 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 Susan Lordi Marker 5 000 Monarch Challenge for 2015 Posted May 20 2015 at 3 30 pm Artist and MPF member Susan Lordi Marker of Kansas City is donating 5 000 to MPF in 2015 and challenges other prairie supporters to match her gift Gifts of all amounts are welcome to match and even exceed Lordi Marker s 5 000 Like so many other MPF members and supporters said Lordi Marker I am extremely Posted in News Congratulations to Citizens for Environmental Action Recipient MPF s 2015 Prairie Garden Grant Posted May 11 2015 at 1 35

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/category/news/page/4/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Prairie offers a look into Joplin’s past » Missouri Prairie Foundation | Prairies Now and Forever
    Joplin s past Our Prairies Grow Native Education and Outreach Prairie Management Membership To receive news form MPF please enter your email address above and press enter on your keyboard Prairie offers a look into Joplin s past Posted July 22 2015 at 11 38 pm Read about how land restoration in Southwest Missouri is reviving a prairie in The Joplin Globe Posted in News Home Who We Are What

    Original URL path: http://www.moprairie.org/2015/07/22/prairie-offers-a-look-into-joplins-past/ (2016-02-10)
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