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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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

In late 1982, the late Rep. LeRoy Braungardt, 49th district from Moscow Mills, approached a very determined Merle Doughty about establishing a sales tax to support soil conservation. Continue reading >>


Highway to Hazardous Highway to Hazard image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Lisa Nahach

Of the 1,500 potentially hazardous spill incident reports MoDNR received in 2015, 195 involved vehicular accidents. When tractor trailers and multiple vehicles are involved, state on-scene coordinators must arrive, assess and act - with speed and expertise. Continue reading >> 


Support for SuccessSupport for Success image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Tom Bastian

Missouri state parks, Missouri soil and Missouri water quality - at first glance, they might seem like a disparate trio. yet all three are core functions of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources that are inexorably linked to public health, economic vitality and recreational opportunity. Continue reading >> 


Building Stones of MissouriBuilding Stones of Missouri image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Missouri Geological Survey staff

If it's big, important and you want it to last, build it with stone. From statues of our heroes to public or private buildings required to stand the test of time, natural stone is the natural choice. The Greeks, Romans and Eqyptians had it right. Continue reading >>  


Departments

Explore Missouri - Visiting Missouri's Historic Mills
by Tom Uhlenbrock

Down by the old mill stream - you can still enjoy a peaceful picnic at two vintage grist mills that now are state historic sites. Continue reading >>

Top Spots - for BoatingTop Spots for Boating image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

Eight Missouri state parks are located on large manmade lakes that are among the Midwest's most popular spots for boating. Continue reading >>

Trails Highlight - Pickle Creek at Hawn State ParkTrails Highlight Shut-Ins Trail at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine

Shut-Ins Trail takes visitors to its namesake - the shut-ins, where the rushing waters of the East Fork of the Black River are "shut-in" by the hard volcanic rock. Continue reading >>

...but not least - Missouri Groundwater Observation Well NetworkBut not least...Mo Groundwater Observation Well Network  image to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine
by Hylan Beydler
Groundwater is a precious natural resource. Because groundwater is so important to many Missourians, the department operates and maintains the state groundwater observation well network. Continue reading >>


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