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. Out-of-state subscriptions cost $4.50 per year or $8.00 for two years.

Inside this Issue

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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

Theodore Roosevelt once said "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." I believe we can all agree that protecting our air, land and water quality is certainly work worth doing, which is why the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has been working hard the last 40 years to fulfill this mission. Continue reading >>


More Perfect  image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Spring 2015More Perfect
by Bill Bryan

The impact water has on Missouri's state parks creates vast, diverse and interactive opportunities. We can marvel at it, and in it. Continue reading >>  education link


Drug Drop Box  image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Spring 2015Drug Drop Box
by Larry Archer

Flushing unused or old medications down the toilet is an unsafe solution for properly disposing of these wastes. Continue reading >>


Bison Babies  image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Spring 2015Spring Brings Bison Babies to Prairie State Park
by Megan Hopkins

Babies are cute, entertaining and a wondrous sight to behold - even the really hairy ones. Continue reading >>


The Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology  image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Spring 2015The Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology
by Hylan Beydler

Would you like to visit a place where everyone can indulge their curiosity about geological, environmental and earth science? Learning really can be fun! Continue reading >> education link


Departments

Explore Missouri - Explore History Through Historic Site Gardens  image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Spring 2015Explore Missouri -
Explore History Through Historic Site Gardens

by Steph Deidrick

Vegetables, flowers and herbs are on display in garkens throughout spring and summer, but guests to several Missouri state historic sites can experience history while also admiring the plants in bloom. Continue reading >>

Top Spots - Top Spots to Enjoy Ancient HistoryTop Spots to Enjoy Ancient History  image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Spring 2015

A trip to a state park brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy and explore the outdoors, but in Graham Cave, Washington and Thousand Hills state parks, guest also can learn about some of the state's earliest inhabitants. Continue reading >>

Trails Highlight - Trail of Four Winds at Lake of the Ozarks State ParkTrails Highlight - Trail of Four Winds at Lake of the Ozarks State Park  image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Spring 2015

At 13.5 miles, the Trail of Four Winds is the longest trail in Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The trail travels through almost every type of natural community at the park. Continue reading >>

...but not least - Healthy Water Contributes to a Healthy EconomyBut not least...Healthy Water Contributes to a Healthy Economy  image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Spring 2015
by Todd Sampsell

Missouri is blessed with an abundance of water resources. Our rivers, springs, lakes and streams helped shape the history of our state and our country. Settlers from the east established St. Louis at the confluence of our mightiest rivers, the Missouri and Mississippi. From there, explorers and homesteaders spilled out into every corner of Missouri, and continued westward along our nation's waterways. Continue reading >>


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