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1 Integrating State Action Plans and USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs

2 MO State Action Plan Geographies

3 Missouri State Action Plan and WHIP Prairie Focus Areas Glade and Savanna Restoration Bobwhite Quail

4 WHIP Local Concerns Example Are any of the offered acres located within identified MDC Focus Areas and Conservation Opportunity Areas (refer to Toolkit MDC FA_COA layer or contact the Area Biologist for assistance).

5 $2.5 million in savanna and glade restorations $150,000 prairie restoration in Mystic Prairie COA $2.5 million for glade and savanna restorations $150,000 prairie restoration - Mystic Prairie COA

6 Missouri State Action Plan and SAFE Prairie Chicken COAsSand Prairie COA Statewide Bobwhite Quail (Focus on expiring CRP acres)

7 Other Conservation Reserve Program Forbs CP23 Wetland Restoration Mid-Contract Management ▫Dicksissel ▫Field Sparrow ▫Grasshopper Sparrow ▫Meadowlark ▫Prairie Chicken CP33 ▫Indigo bunting ▫Field Sparrow

8 Missouri State Action Plan and EQIP Encourage staff input to local EQIP workgroups to target COAs for the local points (address national priority for at-risk species) Missouri EQIP has the highest number of ranking points in the local concerns category Offer one-time $210/acre incentive for Restoration of Rare and Declining Habitats in addition to Cost-Share

9 EQIP Success Stories Average of 3000 acres per year of rare and declining habitat restored $750,000 in federal fy-08 for forest resources (majority in COA’s in the eastern Ozarks) Over 90% of counties have local concerns that allow local points for work in COAs NRCS estimates 78,000 acres of glade, prairie and savanna restorations in EQIP/WHIP

10 Listed Species Restored thru EQIP

11 Montana EQIP and Arctic Grayling To Possibly Avert Listing Riparian fencing, off-stream watering and fish passage $$ Millions

12 Texas EQIP and Wildlife Emphasis Areas Prescribed Grazing (528A) Brush Management (314) Prescribed Burning (338) Range Planting (550) $11 million since 2002

13 Missouri State Action Plan and WRP 2009 State Ranking contain criteria if project is in a major wetland COA Over ½ of contracts (126,000 acres) are in 7 major wetland COAs In 2007, a 5000 acre tract was enrolled in WRP in River Bends Wetland COA in SE MO – meets target size for bottomland hardwoods restoration

14 WREP $500,000 Match to State Targets 3 Major Wetland COAs Levee downgrades, hydrology restoration, vegetation restoration

15 WREP Success Story Largest giant cane restoration planting in Missouri completed in River Bends Wetland COA – 24 acres Over one mile of Missouri River primary levee removed in Manitou Bluffs Wetland COA

16 GRP Only about 100,000 acres of native prairie left in Missouri (out of 15 million acres in presettlement times) 10,000 acres native prairie protected through easement or long-term agreement

17 Flood Plain Easement Program Iowa and Missouri used FEP to develop massasagua rattlesnake habitat

18 Aquatic Aspects CRP/CCRP/CREP contributes to water quality in some COAs with aquatic systems as an emphasis EQIP and WHIP contributions


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