Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Missouri

The objectives for the Partners Program in Missouri are to provide technical and financial assistance to as many volunteer landowners as possible in order to provide habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants. We work closely with our partners in identifying priority areas and our close working relationship with our State conservation agency allows us to reach many Missourians who otherwise might be missed. Partnerships with other Federal, State, and non-governmental organizations is the foundation for the success of the program in Missouri. With our partners we have identified high priority areas in the State for wetland, stream, and prairie restoration. We have provided assistance for:

  • wetland restoration or enhancement
  • tree removal from prairie landscapes
  • converting fescue to warm season grasses and forbs ($600 to $800 per acre).

In the Ozarks, we primarily work in watersheds where the Niangua darter occurs but have been expanding the program to benefit other imperiled species.  The Missouri Department of Conservation, local soil and water conservation districts, local Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Service, and local voluntary landowners have been working to link stream corridors through protection of the riparian habitat and by providing alternative watering sources for livestock. We also provide guidance on rotational grazing practices, and assist with streambank erosion problems (projects average $7,000 per mile of stream). Finally, we work with local school districts on outdoor classrooms; we believe that working with communities to enhance or restore wetland and prairie habitat is essential. These efforts help to educate children and adults on the importance of these habitats for fish, wildlife and the web of life.


Contact Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Missouri


Contact Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Missouri

Kelly Srigley Werner
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
101 Park DeVille Dr.
Suite A
Columbia, Missouri  65203
Phone: 573 234-2132 ext. 112
Fax: 573 234-2181


 

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Missouri