Wildlife Restoration

Browse Missouri's wildlife restoration success stories, including the American burying beetle and hellbenders.

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American Burying Beetle Restoration

Learn about multi-agency efforts to restore this colorful, ecologically important insect to Missouri’s prairie landscape.

Hellbender Restoration

Learn about coordinated efforts to reverse Missouri's hellbender decline and save the Ozark hellbender species.

Prairie Chicken Restoration

To restore Missouri's declining prairie chicken population, the Department works with landowners where prairie-chicken restoration efforts are underway.

Missouri Species and Communities of Conservation Concern Checklist (pdf, 2 MB)

The Missouri Species and Communities of Conservation Concern Checklist lists all of our rarest species and natural communities.