Missouri Resources Magazine

Missouri Resources magazine is published quarterly by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to inform readers about important natural resource issues and how they are being addressed. Missouri Resources is free to Missouri residents.

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Sara Parker Pauley director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources image and link to Director's Column article in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine.Director's Column
by Sara Parker Pauley

"Essentially, all life depends upon the soil ... There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together," said Dr. Charles E. Kellogg, soil scientist and former chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Chemistry and Soils. Dr. Kellogg's legacy of bringing awareness to the importance of soil data was built around his belief that soil is the foundation of life. Continue reading >>


The Remarkable History of Bothwell LodgeThe Remarkable History of Bothwell Lodge image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Josh Expose

It took 31 years to build and has 31 rooms. John Homer Bothwell's Sedalia home has been an inspirational masterpiece for more than a century. Created in 1974, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is a fitting tribute to a remarkable man. Continue reading >>  


There's No Place Like HomeThere's No Place Like Home image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Judy Stinson

Your 2015 national NCF Environthon winner for high schools: Pembroke Hill from Jackson County, Mo - again. Continue reading >>  


Picking Up Pesky Poisons  image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazinePicking Up Pesky Poisons
by Larry Archer

With zero paperwork and only three questions to answer, you can safely and easily rid your home or farm of old and leftover pesticides. The Missouri pesticide Collection Program begins its fifth year in 2016 and the department hopes to continue the effort well into the future. Continue reading >>


2015 MissouriDNR Photo Contest Winners image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine2015 MissouriDNR Photo Contest Winners

Our 2015 competitors reminded us just how diverse Missouri's natural beauty is - and how difficult it is to pick the winners. Continue reading >>


Departments

exploremissouri

Explore Missouri - Benton Home Chronicles image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazineBenton Home Chronicles - Artist's Amazing Journey
by Josh Expose

When Thomas Hart Benton was 7 years old, he used charcoal to draw a long train on the wall that ran up the staircase in his parents' home in Neosho, Mo. The drawing was not well received, but it did mark the beginning of Benton's journey as an artist. Continue reading >>

Top Spots - to Explore Black HistoryTop Spots to Explore Black History image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

In several of Missouri's state parks and historic sites, guests can learn about history that emphasizes African-Americans' impact in the state. During Black History Month in February, plan a visit to Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site, Washington State Park near De Soto or Scott Joplin State Historic Site on Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis Continue reading >>

Trails Highlight - Devil's Icebox at Rock Bridge Memorial State ParkTrails Highlight Devils Icebox at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

Just minutes from Columbia, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park gives visitors the chance to scramble, hike and bicycle through a scenic environment - and lets them peek into Missouri's underworld. One of the park's most popular trails is the Devil's Icebox Trail. Continue reading >>

...but not least - Late Geologist Stewart HonoredBut not least...Late Geologist Stewat Honored image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
First discoverer of dinosaur remains in Missouri
by Hylan Beydler

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