In keeping with the mission of Prairie Fork Conservation Area, natural resource research projects are ongoing, conducted by the University of Missouri, MDC staff, and other researchers. These projects encompass a variety of topics ranging from native plant restoration, wildlife radio-telemetry, and soil microbiology. In expanding scientific knowledge, these projects offer valuable educational opportunities for visitors to the area. They also provide us insight into how to better manage and conserve our natural resources.
Researchers are always encouraged to explore and investigate new areas of learning. The Prairie Fork Trust annually requests and funds several projects that further Prairie Fork’s research and natural community goals and objectives. If you are interested in pursuing research projects that will enhance our knowledge of natural resource conservation, please contact us to find out about funding opportunities.