Funding is now available for landowner conservation projects in Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources released a list of seven projects in partnership with the Regional Conservation Partnership Program of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
In our listening area, the program Restoring & Improving Monarch Ecosystems aims to increase monarch and pollinator habitat in northwest Missouri through land management practices, targeting lands currently enrolled in and expiring from the Conservation Reserve Program.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are the lead partners on that project.
It is open to landowners in Andrew, Atchison, Benton, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Holt, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Pettis, Platte, Ray, Saline and Worth counties.
Applications for this round of program funding must be received by November 17.