Through the NWTF Missouri State Super Fund and two grants from the Conservation Federation of Missouri via the David Risberg Memorial Affiliate Grant Program, the NWTF held five landowner ecology workshops.
The workshops educated landowners about the history and influence of fire on natural communities in Missouri’s Ozarks. The five workshops reached landowners who hold and manage more than 10,000 acres of woods and grasslands.
The NWTF contributed $1,375 of the project’s total cost –– $2,900. These workshops were designed to make landowners more confident in deciding where and when to use fire as a management tool.
By equipping large-scale landowners with the proper knowledge, the NWTF is helping provide quality habitat for wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, northern bobwhite quail and songbirds.