Maxmillian sunflowers (Helianthus maximilianii). Photo: Pat Whalen

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Plant Conservatism & CC Values

Plant Conservatism & CC Values

By Carol Davit, Executive Director, Missouri Prairie Foundation  Photo: Penn-Sylvania Prairie by Bruce Schuette   The concept of plant species conservatism was developed for Missouri flora by Doug Ladd, formerly director of conservation science for The Nature...

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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 $50,000 in 2021 restricted to this project, which includes acquisition, restoration, and stewardship of this remarkable 400-acre property.