Partners

Individuals and groups across the state are actively conserving Missouri’s fish, forests, wildlife and natural places. But for many organizations, finding the money for conservation projects is a challenge.

The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation addresses this challenge by providing a revenue stream for worthy projects. By working with Conservation Department employees, we often match funds invested by partner groups or provide capstone funding for projects that otherwise would not happen. We are proud to support the work of Conservation Department employees and conservation partners, many of which are listed here.

Al Agnew, wildlife artist Conservation Heritage eagle license plate

American Bird Conservancy Current River bottomland forest habitat protection for Cerulean warblers, Habitat protection for Missouri wintering birds in Honduras

Angling groups Purchase of Bohigian Conservation Area

Audubon Missouri Bird habitat restoration and protection, Grow Native, bird surveys

Audubon Society of Missouri Habitat protection for Missouri wintering birds in Honduras, glade/woodland restoration in the St. Francis Mountain Bird Conservation Area

Bass Pro Shops Track chair project

Birds-I-View Memorial Park Bird Garden, Jefferson City

Bootheel Retriever Club Ephemeral wetland at Maintz Wildlife Preserve

Buck Bomb Track chair project

Capitol City Flyfishers Bohigian Conservation Area acquisition, Phelps County

Community Foundation of the Ozarks Provides matching funding and fundraising expertise to MCHF

Conservation Federation of Missouri Share the Harvest, Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program

Cuivre River Wildlife Management Association Lincoln County Youth Hunting Clinics and Hunts

Darrell Gwynn Foundation Track chair project

Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl habitat improvement, wetland conservation, track chair project

Enchanted Wings Nature Center, Copan Ruinas, Honduras Protection of wintering habitat for Missouri birds

Environmental Protection Agency Land protection

Forest Legacy Purchase of public land in LaBarque Creek watershed

Full Employment Council Kansas City Youth Conservation Corps

Future Farmers of America Laser Shot Machine to provide shooting skills training with hunter education courses in Morgan County R-2 School District/Versailles

Great Rivers Greenway District Disabled-accessible fishing dock at Bluegill Lake at Bellefontaine Conservation Area in the St. Louis region, Missouri River clean ups

Guaruma, Honduras Protection of wintering habitat for Missouri birds

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield Native plant rain garden project at Legacy Trails subdivision, a development of Habitat for Humanity of Springfield

Heart of America Boy Scout Council Improvements to the H. Rose Bartle Scout Camp archery range in St. Clair County

Heart of America Fly Fishers Bohigian Conservation Area acquisition, Phelps County

James River Basin Partnership Water trail from Crighton Access on the James River to Lake Springfield

Jim Rathert Photography Memorial Park Bird Garden

Kansas City Power and Light Company Truman Lake Wetlands Restoration

Kansas City WildLands Kansas City BioBlitz

LAD Foundation Hiking trail at Clifty Creek Conservation and Natural Area; purchase of riparian habitat and stream reach in Perry County, adjacent to Ball Mill Resurgence Natural Area

Little Creek Nature Area, Ferguson-Florissant School District Little Creek Watershed Restoration Project

Mid America Trout Unlimited Bohigian Conservation Area acquisition, Phelps County

MidMo Trout Unlimited Bohigian Conservation Area acquisition, Phelps County

Missouri American Water Memorial Park Bird Garden, Jefferson City

Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative Little Bourbeuse-Brush Creek grassland habitat improvement

Missouri Council of Trout Unlimited Bohigian Conservation Area acquisition, Phelps County

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Outdoor classrooms

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Urban outdoor skills programs, restoration of riparian buffers along Hubble Creek in Cape Girardeau County, glade/woodland restoration in the St. Francis Mountain Bird Conservation Area, hiking trail at Clifty Creek Conservation Area/Natural Area, restoration of hydrology, wetland protection in Locust Creek at Pershing State Park, Big Creek Conservation Area/Thousand Hills State Park woodland restoration

Missouri county commissions and municipalities Fish-friendly bridges, native plantings, fish-cleaning stations, picnic pavilions

Missouri Department of Transportation Stream Stewardship Trust Fund projects

Missouri River Relief Missouri River clean up events, river education

National Rifle Association Track chair project

National Shooting Sports Foundation Youth hunting education and conservation camp

Missouri Stream Team Supplies and equipment for stream clean ups and water monitoring

Missouri Waterfowl Association Wetland habitat improvements on Truman Reservoir lands

National Wild Turkey Federation Youth and disabled hunting events, wildlife habitat improvements, construction of hunting blinds, track chair project

Missouri Wildflower Nursery Memorial Park Bird Garden, Jefferson City

Natural Resources Conservation Service Streambank protection and restoration of aquatic habitat on private lands through the Little Bourbeuse River, Brush Creek and Lick Creek watersheds in Crawford, Franklin and Gasconade counties

Natural Selections Landscaping Memorial Park Bird Garden, Jefferson City

Ozark Council Trout Unlimited Bohigian Conservation Area acquisition, Phelps County

Ozark Fly Fishers Bohigian Conservation Area acquisition, Phelps County

Ozark Mountain Paddlers Water trail from Crighton Access on the James River to Lake Springfield

Ozark Regional Land Trust Warren County conservation easement

Ozark Trail Association Clifty Creek Conservation and Natural Area trail

Pheasants Forever Broadcast seed equipment to improve brood-rearing habitat for quail, turkey and other upland wildlife on private land in northwestern Missouri, no-till drill for Missouri native grass seed project in northwestern Missouri, remote-controlled bird launchers for use with hunting clinics in northwestern Missouri, DeKalb County Upland Game Bird Youth Day, track chair project

Private landowners in Missouri Stream improvements and protection, donations for public land acquisition, wildlife habitat management and conservation

Quail Forever upland game habitat improvement, hunting clinics, track chair project

Quail Unlimited Upland game habitat improvement, hunting clinics

Quality Deer Management Association Track chair project

Richard Childress Racing Track chair project

River Bluffs Audubon Memorial Park Bird Garden, Jefferson City

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Promatic Brand Huntsman Game Simulator system to support lifetime outdoor recreational activities and skills, track chair project

Ruffed Grouse Society Cost-share programs for forest health and habitat improvements for grouse, Neotropical migratory birds and other species in southern Callaway, Montgomery and Warren counties through the River Hills Forest Habitat Project

Roubidoux Flyfishers Bohigian Conservation Area acquisition, Phelps County

Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Missouri Funding for Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, seed drills for grassland habitat improvements

Southwest Missouri State University Missouri Quail Academy camps in northwestern and southwestern Missouri

Stream Side Adventures Bohigian Conservation Area acquisition, Phelps County

The Nature Conservancy, Missouri Chapter Capstone funding for John McPheeter’s Challenge for native grassland improvements on working lands in the Grand River grasslands, funding for TNC purchase of riparian habitat along Current River

United Bowhunters of Missouri Improvements to the H. Rose Bartle Scout Camp archery range in St. Clair County

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Stream Stewardship Trust Fund, fisheries improvements

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Stream restoration, fish-friendly bridge replacements, other habitat improvements for species of concern

U.S. Forest Service Glade/woodland restoration in the St. Francis Mountain Bird Conservation Area for priority grass-scrubland bird species in Wayne, Reynolds and Iron Counties, Bohigian Conservation Area acquisition, Phelps County

University of Missouri Missouri Quail Academy camps in northwestern and southwestern Missouri

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks Water trail from Crighton Access on the James River to Lake Springfield

Youth Conservation Corps Public amenities improvement at Seventy-Six Conservation Area in Perry County (campground, picnic area, trail and interpretive signage to enhance new boat ramp)