Larry Rizzo

Larry Rizzo

Founder, Kansas City WildLands

Larry worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for over 28 years, the last 20 as Natural History Biologist for the Kansas City region. A native Kansas Citian, Larry devoted much of his career to identifying & working to protect & restore remnant natural communities on public lands in the urban area. These efforts led to the formation of the Kansas City WildLands organization which seeks to bring attention & resource management to these sites by engaging citizen volunteers. Since retiring from MDC Larry works part time for Habitat Architects, a local consulting firm that specializes in many aspects of natural resource management. He has killed countless bad plants & continues to today.

In his spare time Larry has long enjoyed floating Ozark streams & hunting & fishing. He has steadfastly rooted for the Chiefs & Royals through good times & bad.

Larry Rizzo headshot.


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