Celebrating 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. The department was created on July 1 under the Omnibus State Reorganization Act of 1974.
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.
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.
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.
View the images of the department's top accomplishments during the last 40 years.
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.
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