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P.O. Box 43
Williamsburg, MO 63388

(573) 254-3990

Our Research Mission

Our research mission is to provide a place to conduct innovative research that will further our understanding of the natural resources, their processes, and our management effects on those resources. Prairie Fork Trust supports “innovative programs of research and teaching in the areas of natural history and conservation.” Funds are awarded to projects by two trustees (one representing The School of Natural Resources and one representing the Missouri Department of Conservation) who are advised by a coordinating committee. The committee consists of faculty from The School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, research and management staff from the Missouri Department of Conservation, and a biological scientist outside the University of Missouri. Projects must advance the long-term natural community and educational goals of Prairie Fork Conservation Area.