Giving to the School of Natural Resources
What We Have Lost
By the end of the 20th century, nearly 90 percent of Missouri's original 4.7 million acres of wetlands had been lost and much of the remainder was degraded. Flood control, water filtration, outdoor recreation, and fish and wildlife habitat were lost along with the wetlands.
Those wetland functions must now be replaced through efficient management and conservation of remaining wetlands, and restoration of lost and degraded habitats.
What We Stand To Gain
The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) seeks a total of $6 million to establish the Wetland Ecology Center of Excellence (WECOE) within the School of Natural Resources.
The center will be dedicated to the mission of enhancing and sustaining state and national resources and associated wildlife through
cutting-edge research, graduate and undergraduate education, and support and training for managers of public and private wetlands.