US Fish & Wildlife Service logoNov. 5, 2019—A biologist from the US Fish & Wildlife Service will talk about the Endangered Species Act at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in Agenstein Hall, room 224 on the campus of Missouri Western State University. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Laurel Hill is an endangered species biologist at the Missouri Ecological Services Field Office in Columbia, Missouri. She is interested in citizen and industry engaged policy approaches to conserve imperiled species and their habitats. Hill’s current focus is on karst species conservation as well as habitat opportunities for the monarch butterfly.

Hill’s presentation, “Endangered Species Act Successes Through Partnerships,” is presented sponsored by the Missouri Western State University Foundation, the Missouri Western Department of Biology and the Psi Xi Chapter of Tri-Beta, the biology honor society.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit