Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Missouri
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Missouri Project

Conservation and Management of At-Risk and Listed Species in Missouri

January 2022 - December 2026


Participating Agencies

  • Missouri Ecological Services Field Office

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is tasked with protecting Threatened, Endangered, or At-Risk species throughout the United States, which has over 1,600 plants and animal listed and another 500 that need protections. However, a challenge with managing these species is there is often limited information about their distribution and the biology, or the current and future threats are unknown. The primary objective of this project is to determine the life history and distribution of selected at-risk species, with additional emphasis on threats to their populations. Information from this study will be used to inform Species Status Assessments and recovery planning actions.