“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
On October 11, 2014, at the 4:30 p.m. Annual Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) Member Meeting, members in good standing at the meeting have the opportunity to vote for four nominees to the board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term. Per the Missouri Prairie Foundation by-laws, members at large may submit an alternative slate of nominees.
David Young, of Windsor, Missouri, worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation for 30 years as a wildlife land management biologist on public lands. David has been an MPF member for more than 40 years, is a Master Gardener, and helped manage prairies in west-central Missouri.
Thomas Martin, of Belton, Missouri, has worked with the Missouri Department of Conservation on remnant prairie restoration and prescribed burns, and has documented changes to the habitat as practices were implemented. Thomas has worked for 35 years in communications—writing for the media, as an illustrator, photographer, and has been published in a number of trade publications. He also has marketing experience.
Scott Lenharth, of Nevada, Missouri, has been a valued board member of MPF for the last three years. Scott has focused much of his passion, training, and talents towards the restoration of Stilwell Prairie in Vernon County.
Tim Layton, of Wildwood, Missouri, is a professional nature photographer who has photographed the flora and fauna of Missouri for many years. Tim has a strong social media following and hopes to advance awareness of MPF.