Your Property

Green field on a farm

The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP) increases outdoor recreational opportunities in Missouri.                        

Prairie Chicken

The Natural Heritage program identifies species and natural communities of conservation concern in each Missouri county.

Three people planting a tree

Browse tips on seedling selection, spacing, and quantity.

Cattle grazing.

For optimal livestock gains, plant 20–30 percent of grazing land to native warm-season grasses.

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Improve My Property

The habitat requirements and management techniques for several popular species of wildlife — quail, rabbit, dove, squirrel, turkey, and deer— are discussed in this chapter. Most of the management practices recommended for these species also will benefit songbirds, frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, and other species that are essential to the balance of nature. The presence of these other species on your land further enriches your outdoor experiences, and they can provide evidence that you are on the right track with your management.

Agriculture

Whether you're managing for wildlife or livestock, you can improve your Missouri grasslands for better recreation, aesthetics and profitability. These topics show you how.

Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP)

Landowners with 40 acres or more already in a wildlife management program can receive additional cost-share funds.

Fire Management

Wildfires destroy habitat, communities, homes and lives, but prescribed fire can help you improve your Missouri woods and habitat. Browse fire-control tools and grant opportunities for local fire departments, and get tips for conducting controlled burns.

Community Conservation

Grants and programs to help make your community a little greener.

Watershed Inventory

This collection of natural-resource-related information on Missouri's primary watersheds is designed to help agencies, developers and builders protect our state's water resources.

Responsible Construction

Learn best construction practices to minimize impact to Missouri's plants and wildlife.