Loess Hills Chapter Missouri Master Naturalists    
“...the most fun lies in seeing and studying the unknown.” 
― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
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Loess Bluffs NWR is looking for Stream Team Volunteers (preferably Level 1 or higher) to help sample ~6-8 sites in the Davis and Squaw creek watershed as part of a cooperative project between NRCS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and MO Stream Team to help improve water quality that feeds the refuge. NRCS has several willing landowners that are going to commit to additional best management practices like no till, cover crops and grass buffer strips.  Feel free to forward this to liaison's for the group.  Looking at sampling beginning late this month about every 6 weeks until October. Thanks.

Darrin Welchert, Wildlife Biologist, Loess Bluffs NWR
P.O. Box 158, Mound City, MO 64470
Office: 660.442.5754 ext. 17,  Cell:    816.273.2626  Fax:    660.442.5248


Advanced Training
May 8                Cover Crops / Ag Practices                                       Andy Luke, Missouri University Extension Service

June 12             Logging Industry as it relates to Conservation      Lonnie Messbarger, MDC

July 10              History of Botany and it Pioneers                             Dr John Rushin, MWSU

​August 14        Commercialization of Missouri Wildlife (spoonbill)     Steve Nichols, MDC Dist Supv

September 11 Backyard Bird Feeding                                               Mark McKellar, Backyard Bird Center, Owner

October 9         History of Missouri Wetlands Preservation           Lindsey Landowski, Refuge Manager

November 13  Waterfowl Identificatioin                                           Dennis Rush

December 11   (NO AT)  Year End Party/Meeting                            Location TBD