Missouri Resources Magazine

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources informs readers about important natural resource issues and how they are being addressed. The Missouri Resources magazine is moving to an online publication. The Summer 2017 issue was the last issue printed. We will be updating the look and feel of the magazine and future issues will continue to be available on this website. You may sign up to receive an electronic notification when the latest issue is posted online. Click on the "Get Updates" Envelope below.

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Carol S. Comer 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 Carol S. Comer

This is my first summer in Missouri, and I am already enjoying the great opportunities our state offers to be outdoors in the warm weather and sunshine. Continue reading >> 


Paddler's Perspective Paddler's Perspective image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Rob Hunt

One hundred miles down the Missouri River by kayak or canoe - Paddle MO 2016. The enthusiasm and success of the inaugural journey will be relived this year, visiting new towns, new camps, and offering more natural resources experiences. Sign up today! Continue reading >>  


Make Plans for Your Spot in the SunMake Plans for Your Spot in the Sun image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Tom Uhlenbrock

This summer's total eclipse of the sun will be a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Missouri State Parks will host events that explain why this celestial event is occurring and how to experience it safely. Don't miss this amazing two-and-a-half minutes. Continue reading >> 


Stream PiracyStream Piracy image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Jeffrey Crews

What is stream piracy and why should I care? These hydrological short circuits allow an eroding stream to be diverted, ultimately "capturing" all or part of its tributary. This natural process can prove invaluable for highway and business projects by eliminating some expensive construction costs. Continue reading >>  


Departments

Explore Missouri - New Exhibit Explores Missouri's Home Front During WWIExplore Missouri - New Exhibit Explores Mo's Home Front During WW1 image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Steph Deidrick

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson appeared before a joint session of Congress and request4ed a declaration of war against Germany. Continue reading >>

Top Spots - for SwimmingTop Spots for Swimming image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

Nothing beats a cool dip on a hot day, and state parks offer swimming experiences that the entire family can enjoy. Continue reading >>

Trails Highlight - Finger Lakes State Park Water TrailTrails Highlight Fingers Lakes State Park Water Trail  image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

Finger Lakes State Park earns its name from the numerous, finger-shaped lakes throughout the park. A former coal-mining operation, the park has nearly a dozen isolated lakes that were left by the mining company and joined together by a seris of dams and canals. Continue reading >>

...but not least - Helping Communities ThriveBut not least...Helping Communities Thrive image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Hannah Humphrey
The monarch is one of the most familiar butterflies in North America. The orange-and-black species is known for its annual, multi-generational migration from Mexico to as far north as Canada. Continue reading >>


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