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. Subscribe Today!

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Harry Bozoian 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 Harry Bozoian

It's great to be back with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and serving as the director. Protecting and enhancing Missouri's natural and cultural resources continues to be a key focus in my 23-year career with the State of Missouri. Continue reading >>


Wild Times at Big Sugar Creek State Park Wild Times at Big Sugar Creek State Park image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Tom Uhlenbrock

The new Elk River Hills Wild Area within Big Sugar Creek State Park in McDonald County may be as wild as they come, but you couldn't tell by listening. Even the sudden buzz of a lone cicada in the early fall may jolt you right out of your hiking boots. Continue reading >> 


Partnering for Missouri's PrairiesPartnering for Missouri's Prairies image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by John Nichols

Before the lead and zinc mining era had begun more than 150 years ago, vast expanses of southwest Missouri were still predominately prairie lands. Today, native grasslands and tallgrass prairie are on the rebound - thanks to a successful restoration partnership. Continue reading >> 


2016 MissouriDNR Photo Contest2016 MissouriDNR Photo Contest image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Renee Bungart

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' third annual photo contest once again showcases the pictures that best illustrate our Missouri - the natural wonder we all appreciate, and never take for granted. Continue reading >>  


Departments

Explore Missouri - New State Park Opening Near St. LouisExplore Missouri - New State Park Opening Near St. Louis image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Tom Uhlenbrock

Don Robinson's gift to the people of Missouri comes as something of a special Christmas present. Continue reading >>

Top Spots - for First Day HikesTop Spots for First Day Hikes image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

Free, guided hikes in state parks and historic sites througout the state will be held on Jan. 1. Continue reading >>

Trails Highlight - Osage Trail at Clark's Hill/Norton State Historic SiteTrails Highlight Osage Trail at Clark's Hill/Norton State Historic Site image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

Walk in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on the Osage Trail at Clark's Hill/Norton State Historic Site. Continue reading >>

...but not least - Missourians Approve Parks, Soils and Water Sales TaxBut not least...Missourians Approve Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Andrea Balkenbush
Missouri voters renewed the Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax for the fourth time in 2016. Continue reading >>


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