Missouri’s Natural Areas

Natural Areas are ecosystems that were predominate in Missouri before we settled the land. Before we came in and build houses, planted crops, raised cattle, or milled the trees into lumber the land existed as it was intended. Progress changed all that. We reduced more than 15 million acres of prairie into just 90,000, and 14 million acres of forest into a mere 800. The Natural Areas in the state have been set aside by the Missouri Department of Conservation, and various charitable organizations, and protected because they miraculously survived progress, and exist largely as they have since their conception.

My Missouri’s Natural Areas is a project to bring about awareness and help preserve these vital ecosystems. The project aims to make a series of books photo documenting the areas. When the series are published, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to one of the organizations protecting theses areas.

To support this project go to patreon.com/jaredeggo.