Federation Report - March 4, 2022
Convention Auction Open for

Here’s your chance to preview some of the trips and prizes that will be sold at the convention. This Convention marks CFM’s 86th year of dedication to conservation.

*****The highest bid from the online auction will be the starting bid for the live auction at the actual banquet on Saturday night. If there are no bids higher than the online bid at the banquet, the online bid will win. Online bidders will be contacted within 1 week after the banquet, to coordinate payment and pickup from the CFM office/shipping.*****
Conservation Achievement Awards

The Conservation Federation of Missouri is pleased to announce the recipients of our Conservation Achievement Awards for 2021. These winners are Missourians who exemplify all that CFM stands for and have bettered Missouri's outdoors through personal efforts throughout 2021 and their lives. Congratulations to our award winners who will be recognized at the CFM Annual Convention Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 11th at Margaritaville Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. Reservations are not required for the Awards Ceremony portion of the CFM Convention.
CFM's 86th Annual Convention

Online registration is now closed for CFM's 86th Annual Convention. This year, the event will be spread over a whole week with Natural Resource Breakouts occurring virtually March 6-10th. March 11-13th will be in-person at Margaritaville at Lake of the Ozarks. Our in-person event will feature several new educational meeting blocks ranging from the World Bird Sanctuary to an update on Missouri's turkey population. See you next week for these educational and networking opportunities.
Pre-filed Resolutions Posted

Pre-filed resolutions have been posted on the CFM website. These resolutions are not in their final form and have not been passed by the CFM General Assembly. They will be voted upon at Convention in the Natural Resource Breakouts, by the Resolution Committee, then in the General Assembly. If they pass the General Assembly, they will become part of CFM's official policy. All CFM members that are registered for Convention can take part in the resolution process.

If you are having trouble viewing the webpage at the button below, please try pressing CTRL+F5 then click on the years. 
Legislative Update:

Yet another attack from the Legislature to control the constitutional authority of the Conservation Commission and MDC regarding appropriations. HJR 134, recently filed, would only add 8 words into the Constitution that would affect MDC, but they are powerful words, bolded here: “…pursuant to an appropriation by the general assembly for the control, management, restoration, conservation and regulation of the bird, fish, game, forestry and wildlife resources of the state…”

Please watch for this bill on our Legislative Action Center for updated information. The hearing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 at 12:00 p.m. Please consider joining us.
Pull for Conservation: Northwest
Online Registration Now Available

Join the Conservation Federation of Missouri and NW Electric Power Cooperative at Boot Hill Shooting Ground in Hamilton on April 17th for the 6th Annual Pull for Conservation: Northwest clay shoot! Bring a friend and shoot in pairs or shoot solo. Prizes will be awarded for three Lewis Classes with three places for each class. Lunch, provided by NW Electric Power Cooperative, is included in registration. Side games will also be available for an additional fee. Please see the Pull for Conservation: NW Flyer for more information. For sponsorship opportunities, please see the Sponsor Flyer.

Pre-registration is highly recommended.
LAST CHANCE to Refer a friend,

For every friend you refer, you will receive one chance at $250. Referrals for new memberships between Dec. 4, 2021 and March 12, 2022, will be entered into the drawing for one grand prize of $250. Ensure your name is listed on the "Referred By" box on the online form.
Business Partner Spotlight:
Forrest Keeling Nursery

The Forrest Keeling Nursery team is a family, and they want to share their best with you. They specialize in native plants and offer over 250 different species. They represent nearly seven decades of research and commitment to grow superior plants that are also better for the environment. Visit Forrest Keeling for native plants, ornamental shrubs, evergreens, and trees.
Seasons - Stories of Family,
God and the Great Outdoors

“Larry’s devotion to God, his family, and the outdoors in SEASONS jumps off the pages and into your heart. He is a passionate, dedicated, and knowledgeable outdoorsman, and makes you feel like you are right beside him on his adventures. The journeys he takes you on will make you laugh, cry, and deepen your appreciation for the outdoors. This world needs more humans like Larry Whiteley, and SEASONS needs to be read by the world.” – Tyler Schwartze, Executive Director, CFM

Mr. Whiteley has decided to donate the proceeds of this book to the Conservation Federation of Missouri!

"Seasons," is available on Amazon Kindle e-reader and available NOW in paperback at amazon.com and other online retailers.
The CFM Store is Back!

Check here for restocked CFM merch on the newly remodeled CFM Store. We have hats, t-shirts, Charles Schwartz prints, and so much more. Represent the Conservation Federation of Missouri with some new gear!
If you witness or suspect a wildlife violation, report it to your local conservation agent or call the toll-free number 1-800-392-1111. You may remain anonymous and you may ask to be considered for a reward if you wish.
National Wildlife Federation
Certified Wildlife Habitat ®

Recognize your commitment to wildlife and certify your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside green space into a Certified Wildlife Habitat®.
CFM Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to the dedicated partnership from our platinum sponsors!