Springfield Plateau Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalist™ is a community based natural resource education and volunteer program. Its purpose is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Missouri.
I just came across a video describing the status of mountain lions in Missouri. We hear a lot of false reports, news stories of a sighting or even a road kill, so it is hard to keep track of the big picture. This MDC video by Todd Meese covers the subject in the first 28 minutes, everything you wanted to know about this animal which was commonly encountered in the early 1800s.