The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s mission is to protect and restore prairie and other native grassland communities through acquisition, management, education and research.
MPF has grown and developed with several goals in mind, including the permanent protection of prairie habitat and the need for greater understanding of the role of native grasslands in wildlife conservation, energy security and carbon storage. What began as an all-volunteer advocacy group has grown into an organization that both owns and/or manages nearly 4,000 acres of land, produces one of North American’s only magazines on native grasslands and has more than 2,300 members—and continues to advocate for state-wide prairie protection.
Following our Strategic Plan over the next five years, MPF will:
- Educate all Missourians about our prairie heritage through a comprehensive communications strategy
- Demonstrate the best land protection, management and restoration strategies to encourage private landowners, other non-profit organizations and government agencies to improve grassland health and biodiversity
- Motivate the Grasslands Coalition and other conservation partners to increase the pace of prairie protection