Missouri Resources Magazine

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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

This summer, I had the honor of joining Gov. Jay Nixon and state parks director Bill Bryan as we dedicated Missouri's 88th state park - Echo Bluff State Park in Shannon County. Continue reading >>


Show Me the Benefits Show Me the Benefits image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Renee Bungart

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax is up for renewal this November. The benefits of this tax, thrice overwhelmingly reapproved by Missouri voters, are split equally between the Soil and Water Conservation Program and Missouri State Parks. Continue reading >> 


A Magical History Tour on U.S. 36A Magical History Tour on U.S. 36 image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Tom Uhlenbrock

You might expect that a straight shot across the rolling farmlands of northern Missouri would be a real snoozer. As Mark Twain said, "All generalizations are false, including this one." Fact is, there is probably more history on every turn of U.S. 36 than on any other Missouri road. Wait - there aren't any turns. Continue reading >> 


The Bricks that Built St. LouisThe Bricks that Built St. Louis image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Missouri Geological Survey staff

It's hard to dispute the perception that everywhere you look in St. Louis, you see brick...lots and lots of brick. Brick homes, businesses, skyscrapers and apartments. What gave rise to this construction approach? Whatever the reasons, one is certain: a fortuitous little natural resource called loess. Continue reading >>  


Departments

Explore Missouri - New State Park Opens in the Heart of the Ozarks
by Tom Uhlenbrock

Gov. Jay Nixon has an invitation - and a promist - for Missourians. Continue reading >>

Top Spots - for Learning about Missouri State HistoryTop Spots for Learning about Missouri State History image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

First granted statehood on Aug. 10, 1821, Missouri's early history covers several buildings and two cities. Continue reading >>

Trails Highlight - 1000th Mile Trail at Harry S TrumanState ParkTrails Highlight 1000th Mile Trail at Harry S Truman State Park image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

Officially opened in fall 2015, the 1000th Mile Trail at Harry S Truman State park marks the park system's 1,000th mile of trail. Continue reading >>

...but not least - Missouri's Water PlanBut not least...Missouri's Water Plan image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Todd Sampsell
According to recent surveys, state water managers across the U.S. predict that as many as 40 out of our 50 states will experience some level of water shortages over the course of the next decade. Continue reading >>


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