Conservation Partnership Projects

Funding Application

Beginning in 2005 with the first CACHE agreement, the MBS receives funds for these efforts in supporting partnership bird habitat projects and other bird-related projects and activities. Missouri Birding Society (MBS) has partnered with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and later the Missouri Division of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide high quality bird monitoring data on MDC and DNR lands and in the surrounding areas throughout Missouri. Through this citizen science effort Missouri land managers get a better understanding of bird populations and habitat use throughout the seasons. Each year MBS provides a list of targeted areas where there is a need for an enhanced understanding of bird populations and habitat usage.

2022 - Committed/Spent: $9,713/$4,213
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
2022 Missouri River Adventure CampMissouri River Relief, Columbia Missouri Parks & Recreation, Columbia Housing Authority, Missouri River Bird Observatory, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Boone County Stormwater Management$2,000$2,000CACHE/SPARKSIn preparation for summer 2022
Club Kid Connect Nature Camp (binoculars)United Community Builder's, MDC, DNR$1,713$1,713CACHEOngoing (2022 into future years)
Motus Fund Challenge from MoBCIMoBCI, Ameren Missouri, CFM$500$500CACHEOngoing
Wetlands Restoration Phase II.NAWCA project NWR, Loess BluffsDucks Unlimited, MoBCI, Ameren Missouri, CFM, et al.$500$0CACHEPending NAWCA Funding Request Approval
Cerulean Warbler tagging & monitoringUSFWS, MDC, SELVA, et.al.$5,000$0CACHE/SPARKSpending proposal approval
2021 - Committed/Spent: $5,000/$5,000
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
GLADE Green Leadership Academy for Diverse EcosystemsGOAS, et al., (see previous lists)$3,000$3,000CACHE/SPARKSOngoing
Camp in a boxMissouri River Relief, et al. (see below)$2,000$2,000CACHE/SPARKSProgram completed
2020 - Committed/Spent: $6,968/$4,668
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Vault toilet screens for state parksTeton Raptor Center, Missouri State Parks$2,800$2,500CACHEongoing
Missouri River Relief Program SupportMissouri River Relief (see below for additional partners)$1,685$1,685CACHE/SPARKSFunds used for program support
Teton Raptor Center's Poo-Poo Project Vault Toilet ScreensTeton Raptor Center, Ozark National Scenic Riverways (NPS)$483$483CACHE/SPARKSunderway
Watershed Expeditions at HomeMissouri River Relief, et al.$2,000$0CACHE/SPARKSapproved and underway
2019 - Committed/Spent: $13,185/$13,185
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
MOTUS Tower SystemMissouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, et al.$9,000$9,000CombinationOn-going
GLADE Green Leadership Academy for Divirse Ecosystems GOAS, MSI, MDC, et al.$2,500$2,500CACHE2020 session cancelled due to COVID-19, funds to be used 2021
Missouri River Academy 2019Missouri River Relief (see below for additional partners$1,685$1,685CACHE/SPARKSAcademy held 2019
2018 - Committed/Spent: $8,300/$7,300
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Missouri Young Birders ClubMissouri River Bird Observatory, MDC, etc.$3,500$3,500SPARKSUnderway
GLADE Green Leadership Academy for Diverse EcosystemsGOAS, MDC, Community Foundation of the Ozarks$3,000$3,000CACHEAcademy held summer 2019
Missouri River AcademyMissouri River Relief, et al. (see below for additional partners) $800$800SPARKSAcademy held 2018
Loess Bluffs NWR NAWCA Water ManagementMoBCi, DU, WWTF, River Bluffs and Columbia Audubon Societies$1,000$0CACHEGrant application approved spring 2019
2017 - Committed/Spent: $8,300/$8,300
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
MRBO Educator SupportMRBO, Friends of Arrow Rock, Audubon chapters, et al.$3,500$3,500CACHE/SPARKSEducator on the job
GLADE Green Leadership Academy for Diverse EcosystemsGOAS, MDC. Community Foundation of the Ozarks. supporting 2 students$3,000$3,000CACHE/SPARKSAcademy held 2018
Birds of Honduras Spanish TranslationMissouri Conservation Heritage Foundation$1,000$1,000CACHECompleted 2018
Missouri River AcademyMissouri River Relief, EPA, USFWS, MDC, MEEA, Katy Land Trust, MRBO, Hermann Sand & Gravel, Avant Gardens, Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers, and more$800$800CACHEAcademy held 2017
2016 - Committed/Spent: $5,000/$4,947
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
GLADE Green Leadership Academy for Diverse EcosystemsGreater Ozarks Audubon Society, MSU, MDC, Community Foundation of the Ozarks 2 students$2,500$2,500CACHE/SPARKSGLADE seesion held summer 2017
Rock Bridge Information QR Panel DNR$1,500$1,447General FundProject complete
Schell-Osage CA Renovation NAWCA GrantMoBCI, MO Heritage Foundation, et al.$1,000$1,000CACHEIn Development
2015 - Committed/Spent: $7,500/$5,000
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Elm Spring Branch restorationMill Creek Watershed Coalition (MCWC), US Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife Foundation, MDC $5,000$2,500CACHEPayment in June 2015, project not begun as of May 2017, awaiting additional funding
GLADE (Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems)Greater Ozarks Audubon Society, MSU, MDC, Community Foundation of the Ozarks 2 students$2,500$2,500SPARKSGLADE session held 2016
Current River SP Bird Surveys 2015Missouri Dept of Nautral Resources, in-kind ASM volunteer surveyors, planned event$0$0General FundSurvey event held and survey reports submitted, 2015
2014 - Committed/Spent: $8,775/$8,375
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE) 2014 2 studentsGreater Ozarks Audubon Society, MSU, MDC, Community Foundation of the Ozarks$2,500$2,500SPARKS2015 academy held
Jerry Wade Memorial Fund (YHEP)MoBCI, et al.$2,000$2,000CACHE/SPARKSPaid, YHEP providing funds for habitat projects
Point Count Survey, Mississippi R. FloodplainAudubon Center at Riverlands, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Cornell Ornithology Lab, University of Missouri-St. Louis$1,500$1,500CACHECompleted work in May and June, 2014
Marsh Bird Surveys April-June 2014Missouri River Bird Observatory; Natural Resources Conservation Service State Office; Univ. Central MO$1,200$1,200CACHESurveys completed
Mystic Plains COA Private Lands Bird SurveysMissouri River Bird Observatory, MDC, USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife, National Audubon Society$1,175$1,175CACHE2014 work completed
SW MO Prairie Monitoring Volunteer ExpensesMissouri Prairie Foundation, MDC$400$0CACHEcompleted, summer 2014
Rolla Nature Center Prairie Brush RemovalOzark Rivers Audubon Society$0$0CACHE$1800 request withdrawn after approval because clearing work was done gratis
CAS Nature Sanctuary Prairie RestorationMoBCI, CAS$0$0General FundBird monitoriing, 7/1/15-6/30/16. 215 hrs., 148 eBird lists.
2013 - Committed/Spent: $7,838/$5,053
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Development of Library of Missouri Bird RecordingsMissouri River Bird Observatory$2,388$2,388CACHEEquipment purchased 2/2013, recording underway
Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE) 2014 1 studentGreater Ozarks Audubon Society, MSU, MDC, Community Foundation of the Ozarks$1,250$1,250CACHE2014 Academy held
Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE) 2013Greater Ozarks Audubon Society, MSU, MDC, Community Foundation of the Ozarks$1,200$1,200SPARKS2014 Academy held. $1,200 paid
ABA Youth Birder Camp Attendance AssistanceColumbia Audubon Society$500$215General FundPaid October, 2013
Current River SP Bird SurveysMissouri Dept. of Natural Resources, in-kind ASM volunteer surveyors, planned event$2,000$0General FundIn-kind volunteers available,MoBCI has approved grant; volunteers surveyed park and reports were submitted, 2014
Prairie Bird Monitoring volunteer supportMissouri Prairie Foundation, MDC$500$0SPARKSASM Board approved funding Jan. 2013
2012 - Committed/Spent: $10,200/$10,132
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Locust Creek Wetland Restoration Zell tract, Pershing SPMissouri Dept. of Natural Resources$5,000$5,000CACHEPaid, work completed 2013
Savannah/Prairie restoration, RollaOzark Rivers Audubon Society; City of Rolla$3,600$3,600CACHEASM approved; work ongoing 2012
Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE) 2012Greater Ozarks Audubon Society, MSU, MDC, Community Foundation of the Ozarks$1,000$1,000SPARKSAcademy was held in 2012
Bird Survey Volunteer & Expenses, Golden Grasslands COAMissouri Prairie Foundation$600$532SPARKScomplete, expenses paid Aug. 2012
2011 - Committed/Spent: $3,500/$3,450
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Woody growth removal, Stillwell PrairieMissouri Prairie Foundation, USFWS, MDC$1,500$1,500CACHEASM Board approved funding Nov. 2011
Internship: Bird Monitoring, Van Meter SPMissouri River Bird Observatory$1,000$1,000SPARKSASM Board approved funding Nov. 2011
Bauer Graduate Research Scholarship fundIndividual donors$1,000$950SPARKS$50 remains committed for future scholarships
Revitalization of SW Missouri PrairiesMissouri Prairie Foundation, et al.$0$0SPARKSASM Board approved Volunteer Monitors
2010 - Committed/Spent: $15,247/$15,247
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Mingo Basin (Duck Creek CA) Phase 3Partnership for North American Wetlands Conservation Grant, Lead: Ducks Unlimited$5,000$5,000CACHECompleted. ASM funds sent 1/25/2016
Oak Savanna Restoration in Thousand Hills CA and Union Ridge CANational Wild Turkey Federation$3,000$3,000CACHEPaid 2011
Mingo Basin Restoration Project Phase 2Partnership for North American Wetlands Conservation Grant, Lead: Ducks Unlimited$2,500$2,500CACHEPaid May, 2012
Bird Survey Work in Mystic AreaUS Fish and Wildlife Service$2,500$2,500SPARKSPaid Nov 2013 Survey Completed
Iatan/Weston MO River Corridor AreaAudubon MO$2,000$2,000SPARKSPaid 2011
Bird Survey Work in Confluence AreaUS Fish and Wildlife Service$247$247SPARKSPaid in 2012 & 2013. $2,500 authorized, but prpject ended with $247 expended.
Ruffed Grouse RestockingRuffed Grouse Society$0$0CACHEProposal Withdrawn 2012
2009 - Committed/Spent: $1,400/$790
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Bird Survey: St. Francois CountyMissouri Dept. of Conservation & Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources$800$400SPARKSPaid 2011
Bird Survey: Barton/Vernon CountiesMO Prairie Foundation$600$390SPARKSPaid 2011
2008 - Committed/Spent: $5,500/$5,500
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Mingo Basin Restoration Project Phase 1Partnership for North American Wetlands Conservation Grant, Lead: Ducks Unlimited$5,000$5,000CACHEProject complete, paid Feb 2013
3 Projects within Teaming with Wildlife Mini-grant ProgramConservation Federation of MO and Audubon MO$500$500CACHEPaid 2009
2007 - Committed/Spent: $5,000/$5,000
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Montrose Wetland Restoration ProjectMO Conservation Heritage Foundation$5,000$5,000CACHEPaid 2011
2006 - Committed/Spent: $7,600/$7,600
ProjectPartner(s)CommitmentExpenditureFund SourceStatus
Welsch Tract Prairie Restoration, Dade Co.MO Prairie Foundation, USF&WS, MDC, Hamilton's Native Outpost$4,600$4,600CACHEASM Board approved Oct. 2011; final payment Feb 2013
Runge Prairie purchase (48 acres in southwest Adair Co.)MO Grasslands Coalition (26 Member Organizations)$3,000$3,000CACHEPaid 2007