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MoDNR40 logoCelebrating 40 years of taking care of Missouri's natural resources

This year marks the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' 40th anniversary of taking care of Missouri's natural resources.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many, we have made significant improvements to our state's air, land and water quality. With your help, we've been able to help improve Missouri's natural resources and public health giving us all great reason to pause and celebrate a successful 40th anniversary.

We will continue to work together to provide all Missourians a healthy environment in which to live, work and enjoy the outdoors.

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Message from the Director

Celebrating 40 years of taking care of Missouri's natural resources. A message from Sara Parker Pauley, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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Video

This video captures a glimpse of the department most momentous efforts to help take care of Missouri's natural resources during the last 40 years. Narrated by Sara Parker Pauley, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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Top Accomplishments

View the images of the department's top accomplishments during the last 40 years.

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Photo Contest

Enter the MissouriDNR40 Photo Contest from March 1 through Aug. 1, 2014.
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Timeline 1974 - 2014

Through this interactive timeline, you may explore more than 40 years of the department's efforts to help take care of Missouri's natural resources.
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Nathan Boone State Historic Site ImageMissouriDNR40 Our Resources

Learn more about our resources and the department's efforts to care for and protect them.

Our Air Resources            Our Land and Soil Resources      Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax      Our Water Resources
Our Geologic Resources   Our Special Places                       State Historic Preservation                 Strategic Vision