Lordi Marker Prairie

Learn more about our newest land aquisition and matching gift opportunity.

2021 Webinars

New master classes and webinars

Community Science

Take part in our iNaturalist Community Science Biodiversity Project

Explore A Prairie

Visit one of our 23 properties

Education

Learn about Missouri’s prairie heritage

Photos: Lordi Marker Prairie by Walter Moser, Indian Grass by Pat Whalen, BioBlitz by Jeff Cantrell, Linden’s Prairie walk by Lloyd Grotjan, MPF prairie burn by Jerod Huebner, La Petite Gemme Prairie Bioblitz by Christine Chiu, Dickcissel Nest by Sara Scheill

For 55 years, the Missouri Prairie Foundation has been conserving Missouri’s prairies and other native grasslands—some of the most imperiled habitats on the planet.

We are also home to the Grow Native! plant education and marketing program and the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force.

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For 55 years, the Missouri Prairie Foundation has been conserving Missouri’s prairies and other native grasslands—some of the most imperiled habitats on the planet.

We are also home to the Grow Native! native plant education and marketing program and the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force.

Upcoming Events

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MPF Prairie & Woodland Management Training, January 2021

Thanks to a grant from the L-A-D Foundation, MPF organized a prairie and woodland management training opportunity Jan. 5–7, 2021 at its Stark Family Prairie in Hickory County. MPF specifically invited young people entering the field of natural resource management to...

121st Annual Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the longest-running community science project in the United States, started by ornithologist Frank M. Chapman, who saw the value in counting birds instead of shooting them, which had been a Christmas Day tradition in the late 1800s....

Webinars and Master Classes for the New Year

Missouri Prairie Foundation & Grow Native! Webinars and Master Classes for the New Year Enjoy weekly online programming January through March 2021 December 15, 2020, Columbia, MO—The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) and its 20-year-old Grow Native! program have...

Be a Part of the 2020 Marker Match Campaign

Recognizing the importance of the work MPF does to project prairies and expand prairie plantings, MPF lifetime members Susan Lordi Marker and Dennis Marker will match—to $20,000 —all donations of any amount given in 2020 to support prairie protection and prairie plantings.

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