Ducks Unlimited
Implementing Farm Bill Programs to Benefit Wetlands Along the Mississippi River (MO, IL, KY)
Promote and implement Farm Bill conservation programs with private landowners within the Mississippi Alluvial Valley of southeast Missouri, southwest Illinois, and western Kentucky to restore and enhance wetland habitat. Project will engage a minimum of 250 landowners, enroll 36 landowners in Farm Bill programs, and develop 30 new wetland plans to restore or enhance more than 2,300 acres of wetland habitat, benefiting swamp rabbit, waterfowl and songbirds including the Kentucky warbler.

National Audubon Society
Improving Grazing Practices to Benefit Grassland Birds in the Upper Mississippi River Region (IA, MO, WI)
Increase capacity for the Audubon Conservation Ranching program to accelerate voluntary, on-the-ground adoption of managed grazing practices to benefit birds, biodiversity, and soil health on working lands in priority areas of Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. Project will improve grazing practices across 12,590 acres to benefit wildlife of tallgrass prairie ecosystems including focal grassland birds such as the bobolink, Henslow’s sparrow, and upland sandpiper.