Management Research Projects

Current Projects

Prairie Fork Update: December 2021

Welcome to December, everyone! We hope you were all able to fill your bellies with a Thanksgiving-sized feast, and are ready to partake in the rest of the holiday season!November is when the weather starts taking a bit of a turn here in mid-Missouri, and it’s becoming more and more evident that winter is quickly approaching. Research also winds...

2013 Prairie Restoration Planting 735 Pounds of Seed

PERIOD: MARCH 1, 2013 – PRESENTContact: Prairie ForkOrganization: The University of Missouri and The Department of ConservationFunding Source: Prairie Fork Conservation Trust Project Link: Jeff Demand, Landry Jones, Dr. Steve Anderson, Anita Carpenter, Dr. Jason Hubbart, Eric Kurzejeski, Dr. Gene Garrett, Jamie Coe, Pat Jones, Chris Newbold, and...

Prairie And Savanna Restoration

PERIOD: MARCH 1, 2004 – PRESENTContact: Prairie Fork Organization: MO Dept. of Conservation, Univ. of Missouri, MO Prairie FoundationFunding Source: Prairie Fork Trust Objectives: This project is a cooperative effort between the Missouri Department of Conservation, the University of Missouri, and the Missouri Prairie Foundation. The goal is to...

Past Projects

Dry Pond Development

PERIOD: August 1, 2004 – PRESENT Contact: Darby NiswongerOrganization: The Missouri Dept. of ConservationFunding Source: Prairie Fork Trust Objectives: Currently we are renovating and modifying several ponds throughout Prairie Fork Conservation Area to better mimic the natural hydrological cycles of the Area. This project involves developing...

PF Research Staff

Jeff Demand

Area Manager / Wildlife Management Biologist

Ben Diekmann

Wildlife Biologist

Darby Niswonger

Fisheries Management Biologist

Chris Newbold

Natural History Biologist