Fiscal Year 2012–2013 Annual Report Summary
and reported the results. Tens of thousands of Missourians were contacted to determine their outdoor activities and opinions about conservation programs.
Regional Public Contact Offices—$2,197,119 Provided regional offices to directly serve Missourians.
Administrative Services—$24,808,373 Paid for hunting and fishing permit sale systems, fiscal services, purchasing, distribution center, and sign shop. Provided agency-wide postage and printing services, fleet management, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and other agency appropriations. Includes information management and technology that supported all computers, software, telephones, and other telecommunications systems.
Human Resources—$2,402,906 Provided the services to recruit, employ, and train employees.
Design and Development—$12,016,123 Provided engineering, architectural design, cultural resource review, surveying, and construction, as well as maintenance of conservation areas and facilities.
Administration—$3,013,005 Provided audits, legal counsel, strategic planning coordination, federal reimbursement administration, environmental policy development, public involvement, and river basin management.
Conservation Goals and Priorities
The Department developed goals and priorities for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 to serve as an annual strategic plan to address the most important conservation challenges within the next few years. To increase communication of the goals and priorities, a brochure and video presentation were prepared. View the video at youtube.com/watch?v=LrqZNPjy4sw.
The Department’s Facebook page has more than 52,000 likes and reaches almost 39,000 people per week who share our information with more than 5.5 million friends. Our Twitter feed has more than 4,100 followers, and our YouTube channels contain more than 1,000 videos and average about 100,000 views per month with more than 8 million total views.
Discover Nature Schools
Discover Nature Schools helps teachers engage students hands-on, outdoor learning from kindergarten through high school and are in 70 percent of Missouri school districts. Conservation grants supporting Discover Nature Schools totaled $250,641. In 2013, teachers were introduced to the Discover Nature Schools Science Fair initiative.
The Department held or participated in more than 727 habitat management workshops for more than 38,000 private landowners. Workshops focused on techniques to benefit early successional wildlife such as quail, rabbits, and grassland birds.
Forest Management for Landowners
The Department provided forest management on-site technical assistance to 1,566 landowners statewide impacting 75,614 acres. A total of 356 plans covering 33,685 acres were written. In addition 74 private land timber sales were marked and 189 landowners were referred to a forest consultant.
Revised Paddler’s Guide to Missouri
The Department’s revised Paddler’s Guide to Missouri features 58 rivers and streams. It has