Missouri Receives Grant Money for Endangered Species
Missouri will receive $500,000 to help purchase land to protect some of their endangered species. The Missouri Department of Conservation is going to use the money to buy an 895 acre easement located in Lawrence County. The land is great habitat for the endangered gray bat, the threatened Ozark cavefish and the Missouri bladderpod, which is a threatened plant. This will provide protected habitat for these species.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife has granted 17 states more than $53 million in competitive grants. This was announced last week. From Chron.com.