Annual Report Fiscal Year 2007–2008
facilitated EQIP projects totaling over $725,000 on private land, managing 438,700 acres of public forest land, monitoring insect and disease threats and facilitating development of the state’s forest industry.
Wildlife—$16,640,868 Worked toward ensuring wildlife populations are in harmony with habitat and human enjoyment. Managed more than 525,000 acres of public land and implemented programs to maintain and restore natural communities and wildlife diversity across Missouri’s landscape.
Outreach and Education—$15,412,405 Sustained and nourished Missourians’ connection to the outdoors through more than 1 million visitors to conservation nature centers and shooting-range/outdoor-education centers, nearly 500,000 subscribers to the Missouri Conservationist magazine, web-based information, grants to schools exceeding $202,000, conservation curriculums for schools, outdoor skills programs and hunter education.
Private Land Services—$8,992,253 Helped private landowners to achieve long-term conservation of natural resources and their land-use objectives. Delivered nearly $1.2 million in cost-share funds to private landowners; provided on-site technical assistance to 10,602 private landowners; improved habitat for quail and grassland songbirds on more than 27,000 acres of private land; helped landowners enroll almost 2,415 acres into the Wetland Reserve Program; and assisted 5,025 private landowners in controlling nuisance wildlife.
Protection—$13,879,942 Paid for law enforcement in every county as well as resource management, information, education and public service contact activities conducted by 167 conservation agents who directly contacted more than 675,000 people. Coordinated the Share the Harvest Program where more than 5,500 deer hunters donated more than 260,000 pounds of venison to less fortunate Missourians. Conservation agents, along with 1,788 volunteer instructors, conducted 968 hunter education classes, certifying 25,288 students.
Resource Science—$11,677,559 Provided the science-based information needed to effectively manage Missouri’s natural resources. Resource Science monitors the status of Missouri’s fish, forests, plants and wildlife, recommends conservation actions, evaluates these actions and reports the results. In addition to surveys of fish and wildlife, tens of thousands of Missourians were contacted to determine their outdoor activities and opinions about conservation programs.
Regional Public Contact Offices—$3,199,101 Provided regional public contact offices.
Administrative Services and Human Resources—$36,009,544 Paid for human resources, federal reimbursement administration, hunting and fishing permit point-of-sale system, fiscal services, distribution center, print shop, fleet management, vehicle and equipment maintenance centers and information management and technology. Also includes other agency appropriations, Department-wide equipment and other essential services.
Design and Development—$12,149,619 Provided engineering, architectural, surveying and construction services for conservation programs and maintenance of conservation areas and facilities.
Administration—$3,198,077 Paid for audits, legal counsel and the coordination of strategic planning, environmental policy development, cultural resource reviews, public involvement and river basin management.