MPF’s Runge Prairie is a mix of original prairie and a diverse prairie reconstruction. Photo: Frank Oberle

Runge Prairie

About Runge Prairie

MPF purchased this 49-acre property near Novinger in 2006. The tract is named in honor of Andy Runge, a former Missouri Conservation Commissioner and MPF board president.

Runge is situated on rolling dissected hills and is a mix of original prairie and a diverse prairie reconstruction that provides habitat for prairie invertebrates, birds, and other grassland wildlife. 

MPF is grateful to the Pure Air Wildlife Management Cooperative for its stewardship at Runge Prairie on a volunteer basis.


Runge Prairie is in Adair County on Timber View Trail, about 12 miles southwest of Kirksville. From the intersection of US-63 Business and MO-11 N (south of Kirksville), take MO-11N west 12.2 miles to CR 419 (High Ridge Trail). Turn right (north) onto CR 419, drive .9 miles, then turn right onto CR 418 (Timber View Trail). Drive about ½ mile and park along the road. The prairie is on the south side of the road. By GPS, N40 6.863 W92 46.093 (in decimal degrees 40.11438 -92.76822).

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.