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Science and the Environment

Grants Will be Offered to Improve Urban Wildlife Habitat

Rodney Campbell

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering grants to make urban areas beneficial to both humans and wildlife.  The Community Conservation Grant program will provide conservation-oriented development opportunities for government entities or non-profit organizations.

Some goals of the program are to coordinate efforts among organizations that share a common goal of improving urban habitats and supporting community conservation efforts, to train partner organization staff in native habitat restoration and long-term management practices of sustaining natural landscapes and to engage the public through conservation education and volunteer opportunities.

MDC will hold meetings to talk about the grant program May 13th at 9 am at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin and May 14th at 9 am at the MDC Southwest Regional Office. 

To register, contact MDC Urban Wildlife Biologist Ashley Schnake at or 417-895-6880, ext. 1637.