Lordi Marker Prairie

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

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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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Missouri Prairie Foundation Earns National Recognition

The 55-year-old land trust has been awarded accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Missourians strongly support protecting the open spaces they love. Since 1966, the Missouri Prairie Foundation has been doing just that for the people of Missouri....

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...

A Missouri Bicentennial Project: Protection & Restoration of MPF’s 400-acre Lordi Marker Prairie

An extraordinary $1 million lead gift from Susan Lordi Marker and her husband Dennis Marker, along with other generous gifts and financial backing from MPF, made this new MPF acquisition possible. Your gift of any amount—to be matched up to $25,000 from an additional gift from the Markers—will help us raise the remaining $46,260 of the $1.6 million purchase price of this remarkable 400-acre property.

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