Missouri is part of the Mississippi Flyway and provides important migration and winter habitat for waterfowl that are produced in the Prairie Pothole Region of Canada and the northern United States. In most years, Missouri winters significant numbers of mallards across the state. Southeastern Missouri comprises an important portion of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, known regionally as the Delta, which provides reliable, high quality waterfowl habitat including bottomland hardwoods, moist-soil wetlands and flooded agricultural fields. DU has worked to conserve more than 86,000 acres of waterfowl habitat throughout Missouri including two recent conservation easements along the Mississippi River. Our goal is to perpetually secure habitat and the future of Missouri as a key migration area for migratory waterfowl in North America. Your support of DU will help us achieve that goal.
For more information on specific projects in Missouri, please contact:
Director of Conservation Programs