The native demonstration garden at Brightside St. Louis is an example of the kinds of conservation projects MDC is seeking for its Community Conservation and Back to Nature StL grants. The application period for both is open now through Sept. 12, 2014.
In order to reduce erosion and wildlife burrowing, the new levees will have 10:1 slopes instead of 3:1 slopes. Because these new levees will be broader and shallower than existing levees, floodwaters will be less likely to cause erosion during major flood events.
Peck Ranch Conservation Area in northwest Carter County and eastern Shannon County is home to a wide variety of native wildlife, including deer, turkey, and Missouri’s first herd of wild elk in more than 100 years.
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. Read more about our mission.