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. Out-of-state subscriptions cost $4.50 per year or $8.00 for two years.
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The mission of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is to protect, preserve and enhance Missouri's natural, cultural and energy resources.
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by Sara Parker Pauley
Picture a clear winter's day with not a cloud in sight - it must mean we are breathing clean, healthy air. How about a crystal clear Ozark stream of sparkling water - it must mean it is clean enough to drink. Continue reading >>
by Patrick Mulvany
Paleontologists say there are two places to find a fossil - in the field and in a museum. Missouri's State Capitol is clearly both the seat of government and a museum. The walls and floors made of Missouri limestone are filled with fossils, embedded and polished for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading >>
Winter Fun in Missouri State Parks
by Tom Uhlenbrock
Missing are the spring peepers, summer whip-poor-wills and crunching fall leaves. The sensory extravaganze that awaits you during winter activities in a Missouri state park is breathtaking. The crisp silence seems to beckon sounds from miles away. Continue reading >>
A Silver Celebration
Founded in 1989, the first Stream Team hauled 14 tons of trash out of Roubidoux Creek in Pulaski County. Today, Missouri join the 96,000 volunteers and 4,800 Stream Teams in celebrating their service and success. Continue reading >>
Our state waters and watersheds have a story to tell, and we're listening. Every body of water has a watershed; it's the land around it that drains into it. Continue reading >>