APA Missouri Chapter


Tuesday, March 26, 2019
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. CDT

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Biodiversity is the variety of all life on Earth including interactions among all species.  Our region depends 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.  The target of the Biodiversity working group is by 2025, 100% of counties in the Combined Statistical Area of St. Louis are using the Regional Biodiversity Atlas (from a 2018 baseline) to actively guide their planning, policies and practices in ways that increase habitat connectivity, ecological functionality, and quality of life for all.

Learning Objectives

1.       Discover the Eco-regions of the St. Louis Area.

2.       Learn about the Atlas of Biodiversity recently assembled.

3.       Discuss application of Biodiversity to local planning and development decisions.


Sheila Voss

Sheila Voss serves as the Vice President of Education at the Missouri Botanical Garden, helping guide and strengthen the Garden’s mission-driven efforts to engage and inspire current and future generations of local and global citizens. Sheila oversees and supports 40 educators and more than 200 volunteers based at the ... Read More

Louise Bradshaw

Louise Bradshaw has worked in the fields of conservation and conservation education for over 30 years. She is responsible for all activities of the Zoo's Education Department. Louise Bradshaw's areas of interest include developing teacher training programs in partnership with conservation field projects in Kenya and Nicaragua, effective ... Read More

Donna Coble

Donna is Executive Director of Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. She joined Forest ReLeaf in 2010, bringing with her over 25 years’ experience in business administration and nonprofit leadership. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from St. Louis University. Her responsibilities include overseeing Forest ReLeaf’s forestry programs and services ... Read More

Contact Info

Michael Zeek, mzeek@marylandheights.com