Helpful Links

Camdenton Extension Center - Missouri Master Naturalist

Other Missouri Master Naturalist Chapters

Great Rivers Chapter

Loess Hills Chapter

Maramec Hills Chapter

Osage Trails Chapter

Chert Glades Chapter

Springfield chapter

Confluence chapter

Miramiguoa chapter

Helpful resources


Grow Native!
Grow Native! is a native plant marketing and education program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Grow Native! helps protect and restore biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and their effective use in urban, suburban, and rural developed landscapes.
Missouri Prairie Foundation
The Missouri Prairie Foundation was founded in 1966 by a small group of conservation professionals and volunteers who were concerned about the rapid decline of greater prairie-chickens and the degradation and loss of grassland habitat throughout the state. Since that time, MPF has grown and developed with several goals in mind, including the permanent protection of prairie habitat and the need for greater understanding of the role of native grasslands in wildlife conservation, energy security and carbon storage.
Missouri Botanical Garden - Plant Finder
Look up, view a photo and read about the over 5,400 plants which are growing or have been grown in the Kemper Center display gardens (plus selected additions) by scientific name, common name and/or selected plant characteristics.
Missouri Flora
Photographs and descriptions of the flowering and non-flowering plants of Missouri, USA. Plants are categorized by flower color and/or leaf characteristics.
USDA Plant Database
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
Home Propagation of woody plants
University of Missouri Extension article.

Birds and Butterflys

Missouri River Bird Observatory
Citizen Science: Backyard Banding. This program is not only an education tool that allows Missouri residents to get up close and personal with their own backyard birds, it's also an important project for gathering data on longevity and return rates of some of our resident and wintering bird species. Citizen Scientists with color-banded birds are asked to provide us information on a regular basis (e.g., weekly or monthly as is convenient) about their re-sighted birds.

Rivers and Caves

Missouri Stream Team
Missouri Stream Team is a working partnership of citizens who are concerned about Missouri Streams. The Stream Team Program provides an opportunity for all citizens to get involved in river conservation.
Missouri River Relief
Missouri River Relief is proud to be Missouri Stream Team #1875. Missouri River Relief is a grassroots, volunteer and equipment-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to the Missouri River through hands-on river clean-ups, education events and stewardship activities.
Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy (MCKC)
A land trust formed in 1992, MCKC members are dedicated to: Conservation of caves and karst areas in Missouri through lease purchase, ownership and management, or other contractual arrangement. Assisting cave owners in preserving and protecting their cave and karst resources. Educating Missourians and engaging fellow cavers across the U.S. with regard to cave and karst conservation and management. Promoting the scientific study of cave and karst environments. Ensuring that the caving community continues to have access to caves for exploration, surveys, mapping and other activities.


Missouri Black Bear Project
Find out more about black bears in Missouri, see maps of sitings.
report black bear sitings at