Community Resources

Supporting Biodiversity Where We Live, Work and Play

Click on an area below to connect with local biodiversity resources. Innovate, collaborate and create healthy biodiverse places and spaces where people and nature thrive.
A Community Initiative to Promote, Protect and Plan for Biodiversity Throughout the Greater St. Louis Region

BiodiverseCity     St. Louis recognizes our region's reliance on biodiversity, the variety of life, and natural systems. We depend on biodiversity, not only for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat, but also for the basic health, livability and economic prosperity of our region. 

Great Read

Restoring Peace: Six Ways Nature in our Lives Can Reduce Violence in Our World
by Richard Louv (2014)

In the spirit of the season, a timely, thoughtful, and evidence-based look at the power of nature to promote peace, understanding, and empathy among people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Let's Map It!

If you’re seeking breathtaking views during a winter hike, consider the Weldon Spring Conservation Area in St. Charles County, boasting more than 7,000 acres of natural beauty and serenity. The 5.3-mile Clark Trail will reward you with an unforgettable view of the Missouri River bluffs. Once you're on the trail past the first bluff overlook, you enter the designated Weldon Spring Hollow Natural Area, featuring 385 acres of relatively pristine upland and bottomland forest, rugged riverbreaks topography, and limestone cliffs.

Go to Weldon Spring Conservation Area website
Download a trail map
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