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A habitat is a place where a plant or animal naturally lives — whether in natural communities like prairies, streams, and woodlands, or in built environments like city lots and roadsides.
In fact, conservation of plants and animals usually amounts to learning about and caring for their habitats.
Browse this section to explore Missouri’s many kinds of habitats — and the plants and animals that live in them.
Download Show-Me Natural Communities, a 24-page booklet (pdf, 5 MB)
We protect and manage the fish, forest, and wildlife of the state. We facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.