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Ozark Land Purchase Protects Brilliant Blue Warblers

Article: Ozark Land Purchase Protects Brilliant Blue Warblers

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, December 2, 2008 (ENS) – Rare and vulnerable to extinction, bright blue migratory songbirds can be seen flying through the trees on an 80 acre piece of land in the watershed of the Current River, one of North America’s most biologically diverse streams. The Missouri parcel links together federal and state protected…

Nature Conservancy Ranch Hosts Prairie Chicken Rescue

Article: Nature Conservancy Ranch Hosts Prairie Chicken Rescue

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, March 9, 2008 (ENS) – Once greater prairie chickens by the hundreds of thousands boomed across the grasslands in their spring ritual, but now fewer than 500 birds remain in Missouri. This spring, the Missouri Department of Conservation, MDC, and the Nature Conservancy are working together in an attempt to resuscitate a…