Pershing State Park
Indiana bat. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Pershing State Park’s wet prairies and bottomland forests teem with diverse birds, endangered Indiana bats and lush plants. In 2009, we helped add nearly 1,450 acres that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will restore as habitat and a site for recreation, education and research. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Ducks Unlimited provided key support for the project as part of the Upper Midwest Wildlife Initiative, which is dedicating more than $10 million over three years across five states for projects that fulfill State Wildlife Action Plans. The Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Missouri Bird Conservation Initiative provided additional significant funding.