Resources for City and Municipal Leaders

Whether your community would like to become involved in programs to benefit wildlife or adopt environmentally friendly practices, these resources can help. 

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Tree City USA

Every community can benefit from caring for their publicly owned trees and achieving Tree City USA certification. Find out how to participate.

Conservation Ordinances

You can create city ordinances to promote the use of native plants and other conservation measures in your community.

Community Deer Management

MDC staff can offer guidance and assistance when urban deer populations become problematic. 

Conservation Planning Tools for Missouri Communities (pdf, 3 MB)

Download this 108-page overview of the planning tools that you can use to transform your jurisdiction into a conservation community.

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