The Federation Report
June 29, 2018

In This Issue
From Our Blog:

Habitat is Critical for Struggling Monarch Butterflies
Upwards of 90 percent of the Monarch Butterly's historic population has been lost.

Missouri is located in the heart of the annual monarch butterfly migration, making our state a key geography to monarch restoration efforts. A lot of the population is found along the I-35 corridor, but don't think of that as a narrow window because it's actually around 400 miles wide. Monarchs must find milkweed and nectar sources in the corridor to survive. These days they're having a much harder time doing so. 
Monarchs begin appearing across Missouri towards the end of April. They show up in southern Missouri first and work their way north. If you see a monarch in the spring, it's heading north. Starting in August and though much of September, we'll start seeing monarchs again heading south to Mexico.

CFM Store


Other items now available online!

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Certified Wildlife Habitat ®

Recognize your commitment to wildlife and certify your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape or roadside greenspace into a   Certified Wildlife Habitat®

By creating a natural garden with native plants, you are providing essential elements of wildlife habitat: food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young. Add a water source - such as a birdbath - and follow sustainable gardening practices, and your garden will not only be wildlife-friendly, but it will qualify as a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat®.

In addition, a portion of your application processing fee supports the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the National Wildlife Federation's programs to inspire others to make a difference and address declining habitat for bees, butterflies, birds, amphibians and other wildlife. The fee is waived for schools.

Print your
Certified Wildlife Habitat® application   HERE.

Visit to certify today!

CFM Platinum Business Alliance

Thank you to our platinum sponsors.

Join us for family fun at 
Explore the Outdoors: Columbia

It's time to register for Explore the Outdoors: Columbia. This family-friendly event is being held on Thursday, July 12 at Bass Pro Shops in Columbia. Join us for fun, games and dinner. Archery, air rifle, fishing demonstrations and pontoon rides are just a few of the activities happening during the event. Dinner will be catered in the store. It will be a great time for everyone. 

We hope to see you and your family as we test out our outdoor skills and support conservation in Missouri. Learn more at
Pull for Conservation: Central

The 12th annual Pull for Conservation: Central presented by Central Electric Power Cooperative will be held August 11, 2018 at River Hills Sporting Clays in Boonville

Visit to learn more or register. Contact Tyler Schwartze at 573-634-2322 or for more information. 

Thank you for your support at 
Explore the Outdoors: Springfield

Explore the Outdoors_ Springfield 2018

Explore the Outdoors: Springfield was a wonderful evening. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this event. 

"The second stop for the Explore the Outdoors series was another great success in Springfield. The awareness of CFM that these events bring around the state is rapidly snowballing in a great direction. The auctions, the food, the WOW museum tours, and the camaraderie all made for a fun and enjoyable evening by all members, new and old for CFM," said Tyler Schwartze, CFM Events Manager. "Plan to join us in Columbia for our next event!"

Affiliate Spotlight
Greenbelt Land Trust

Ken and Elizabeth Babcock Conservation Easement
Big Sky Nature Preserve

Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri is working hard to make sure that, even with all the new people arriving on a daily basis, the vital natural and agricultural lands that make this a wonderful place to live are protected, like Big Sky Nature Preserve and the Ken and Elizabeth Babcock Conservation Easement, pictured here.

We accomplish this by offering private landowners the tools they need to protect their land from development.  Our conservation programs are voluntary, economical, and permanent; we can help you make sure that development will never push you off of the family farm, without taking ownership or opening up your land to public access.  We are a statewide leader in private land conservation, collaborating with local and state government agencies, other nonprofits, and national organizations to provide the highest quality of conservation to our entire state.

We also regularly host events celebrating our natural and agricultural heritage, giving our friends and neighbors the opportunity to become more closely connected with the Mid-Missouri landscape.  We host hikes, provide continuing education to professionals, and throw our annual Deep Roots Dinner every fall (this year, it will be on October 21 st , with great, local food and authentic Ozark music from the Creek Rocks out of Springfield).
If you have land you are interested in conserving, Contact Mike Powell, our Executive Director, by email at or by phone at (573) 340-3927 to learn more about conserving land or donating to the organization.