Your Property

Green field on a farm

The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP) increases outdoor recreational opportunities in Missouri.                        

Prairie Chicken

The Natural Heritage program identifies species and natural communities of conservation concern in each Missouri county.

Three people planting a tree

Browse tips on seedling selection, spacing, and quantity.

Cattle grazing.

For optimal livestock gains, plant 20–30 percent of grazing land to native warm-season grasses.

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Improve My Property

Improvement to a land’s habitat spurs wildlife activity and can even enhance property value. See what land management practices are needed to make your property a stronghold for wildlife in your area.


Whether you're managing for wildlife or livestock, you can improve your Missouri grasslands for better recreation, aesthetics and profitability. These topics show you how.

Fire Management

Wildfires destroy habitat, communities, homes and lives, but prescribed fire can help you improve your Missouri woods and habitat. Browse fire-control tools and grant opportunities for local fire departments, and get tips for conducting controlled burns.

Community Conservation

Improve your community by incorporating nature into your streets, schools, business districts, neighborhoods, and outlying areas. Grants and programs are available.

Priority Geographies

Priority geographies are key areas in Missouri where MDC, partner agencies, and private landowners are working together to make the landscape healthier for people and wildlife.

Watershed Inventory

This collection of natural-resource-related information on Missouri's primary watersheds is designed to help agencies, developers and builders protect our state's water resources.

Responsible Construction

Learn best construction practices to minimize impact to Missouri's plants and wildlife.

Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP)

Landowners with 40 acres or more already in a wildlife management program can receive additional cost-share funds.