Learn how to manage your large, open Missouri grasslands for prairie chickens.
This rare bird breeds in select grasslands in the spring, filling the air with their unusual booming calls. With their numbers dwindling, prairie-chickens need strong conservation support.
To restore Missouri's declining prairie chicken population, the Department works with landowners where prairie-chicken restoration efforts are underway.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.