Individuals can get involved with Pilot Knob National Wildlife Refuge through Mingo Swamp Friends, a non-profit citizen-based organization devoted to protection, restoration, and enhancement of natural communities on the refuge. Friends also promote outreach and environmental education through a variety of special events during the year. Check out the link for more information: http://www.mingoswampfriends.org/
Fort Davidson118 East MaplePilot Knob, MO 63663Phone: (573) 546-3454http://mostateparks.com/park/fort-davidson-state-historic-siteMissouri Department of Natural ResourcesP.O. Box 176Jefferson City, MO 65102(800) 361-4827(573) 751-3443http://dnr.mo.gov/Missouri Department of ConservationSoutheast Regional Office 2302 County Park Dr.Cape Girardeau, MO, 63701Phone: (573) 290-5730Fax: (573) 290-5736http://mdc.mo.gov/
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These federally-endangered bats hibernate in colonies in the abandoned mine shafts. This close proximity makes them extremely vulnerable to diseases and other risks.