Missouri Resources Magazine

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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

I am delighted to join Governor Greitens' executive cabinet and lead the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' effort to protect our air, land and water; preserve our unique natural and historic places; and provide recreational and learning opportunities for everyone. Continue reading >> 


The Bald Knobs of Missouri The Balk Knobs of Missouri image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Summer Young

You can't visualize or even discuss Ozarks geology or topography without acknowledging the prominent rounded peaks that are visible from nearly every vantage point in southern Missouri. Some early inhabitants of the bald knobs were just as prominent. Continue reading >>  


Building on Watershed Success StoriesBuilding on Watershed Succession Stories image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Mary Culler

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' successful watershed initiative, Our Missouri Waters, was started nearly 5 years ago to evaluate and protect the 66 watersheds across our state. The North Fork Salt River Watershed in northeast Missouri proves that it takes committed citizens, landowners and local agencies to move the needle on such an ambitious but important effort. Continue reading >> 


Parks Preserve CCC LegacyParks Preserve CCC Legacy image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Tom Uhlenbrock

More than 75 years after President Roosevelt's New Deal in 1933, the Emergency Conservation Work Act created iconic beauty that endures yet today in Missouri state parks. The Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration made "parkitecture" a national symbol. Continue reading >>  


Departments

Explore Missouri - Traveling the Rock Island SpurExplore Missouri - Traveling the Rock Island Spur image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Hannah Campbell

Hikers, bikers, equestrian riders and lovers of Katy Trail State Park, now have an additional 47.5 miles to explore. Continue reading >>

Top Spots - for CampingTop Spots for Camping image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

While, many people enjoy getting away in an RV, a cabin or a lodge at a state park, others prefer to spend a night under the stars with fewer amenities. Continue reading >>

Trails Highlight - Dell Rim Trail at Ha Ha Tonka State ParkTrails Highlight Dell Rim Trail at Ha Ha Tonka State Park image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

Ha Ha Tonka State Park is well known for both its unique history and the quality and number of its remarkable geological features. The park's Dell Rim Trail provides an opportunity for hikers to get a glimpse of both. Continue reading >>

...but not least - Helping the Monarch ButterflyBut not least...Helping the Monarch Butterfly image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Andrea Balkenbush
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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