Nature in the City is a segment on Central Standard for listeners looking for insight into what's going on in their backyards.
Joe Werner is currently the conservation coordinator for Kansas City Power and Light Company. He formerly worked as an urban biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. He started out his forty-plus years as an urban naturalist by beginning the first Earth Day at UMKC in 1970 as Student Campus Organizer. Joe has served several local nature organizations such as the Missouri Prairie Foundation, The University of Missouri School of Natural Resources Advisory Council, and The Nature Conservancy. He is currently a member of the Kansas City WildLands steering committee.
Larry Rizzo works for the Missouri Department of Conservation as Natural History Biologist in Kansas City. In addition to monitoring rare and endangered species, he manages the best remaining examples of Missouri’s natural communities. Larry is the founder of Kansas City WildLands, which utilizes volunteers for ecological restoration. He is also the author of a guidebook by the same name, which details the best local examples of our native landscape. As a native Kansas Citian, Larry lives in the metro area with his family, but he occasionally escapes the city for canoe trips to the Ozarks.
Missouri Department of Conservation
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Lakeside Nature Center
Kansas City WildLands
Burroughs Audubon Society
Audubon of Kansas
Kansas City Herpetological Society
The Nature Conservancy - Missouri
The Nature Conservancy - Kansas
Missouri Prairie Foundation
KC Nature Calendar