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Our management program goal is to reconstruct, restore, and manage the natural communities of Prairie Fork Conservation Area, along with their processes and functions. Prairie Fork lies within the transitional Ozark Border Natural Division of Missouri. The natural communities that occur here include prairies, savannas, woodlands, forests, wetlands, and streams.

 

We are actively working to reconstruct and restore hundreds of acres of prairies, savannas and woodlands, including the diverse plant and animal populations that occur in these habitats. We are also working to restore the natural hydrological cycles of Prairie Fork Creek to benefit the Black-Nosed Shiner, a species of concern in Missouri. We are using a variety of management strategies and techniques, including prescribed fire and exotic species control, to conserve our natural communities. Please contact us to learn more about our management activities.

Our Management Mission

Our management program goal is to reconstruct, restore, and manage the natural communities on Prairie Fork Conservation Area, along with their ecological processes and functions.

 

Our management mission is to reconstruct, restore, and maintain the natural communities of Prairie Fork. Management activities include prescribed burning, exotic species control, prairie reconstruction, woodland thinning, and species reintroduction. We are actively engaged in reconstructing and restoring prairie, savanna, woodland, forest, wetland, pond & stream habitats.

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PF Management Staff

Jeff Demand

Area Manager / Wildlife Management Biologist
Phone: (573) 254-3990
Jeff.Demand@mdc.mo.gov

Chris Newbold

District Supervisor
Phone: (573) 815-7900
Chris.newbold@mdc.mo.gov

Darby Niswonger

Fisheries Management Biologist
Phone: (573) 815-7900
Darby.Niswonger@mdc.mo.gov