Quail Forever adds to Linscomb Wildlife Area in St. Clair County, Missouri

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are proud to introduce a 510-acre addition to the Linscomb Wildlife Area in southwest St. Clair County, Missouri. This will provide new public access to the the area along the Osage River, and will help restore a piece of western Missouri’s prairie heritage. 

“As a habitat organization, we do all we can to assist in creating and protecting rare and declining habitats,” said Andrew White, the Missouri state coordinator for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “This project is a first of its kind for us in Missouri, so we’re excited to play a part in permanently protecting this vital piece of tallgrass prairie.”

This addition will dovetail into prairie restoration efforts in the Upper Osage Grasslands, a key conservation landscape in Missouri. The new parcel includes what’re known as “sandstone glades,” which are void of most tree cover and will allow the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to continue restoring native wildflower and grass species. Prairies such as this are havens for grassland birds, from the bobwhite quail to Henslow’s sparrows. 

This project is made possible in part thanks to MDC’s ongoing management of the land and the support of the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF). 

For questions about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Missouri, contact Andrew White at 660-619-1719 or awhite@pheasantsforever.org

About Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever make up the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. This community of more than 400,000 members, supporters and partners is dedicated to the protection of our uplands through habitat improvement, public access, education and advocacy. A network of 754 local chapters spread across North America determine how 100 percent of their locally raised funds are spent — the only national conservation organization that operates through this grassroots structure. Since its creation in 1982, the organization has dedicated more than $1 billion to 567,500 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres.

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