Over the past year, enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program’s CP42 – Pollinator Practice has taken off. This was due in part to the growing interest in monarch butterflies and also the low acceptance rates for general CRP offers in the most recent signup
The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (PFW program), administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, works by collaborating with voluntary landowners, local organizations, and state and federal agencies to restore and enhance Missouri private lands.
The 80-year-old retired dentist and his wife have been working in partnership with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to make their property a haven for pollinators
AECI is allocating $75,000 to develop the habitat, with $45,000 through a Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation grant and a budgeted $30,000, plus in-kind labor. The plantings at Thomas Hill continue the co-op’s long tradition of environmental stewardship, particularly when it comes to the monarch butterfly.
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