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Missouri Resources Magazine in order of issue date
(Prior to Winter/Spring 1994 the Department of Natural Resources magazine was called Missouri Resource Review.)

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Fall 2019 - Vol. 36, No. 4

Front Cover: Leaves turn shades of yellow and orange behind a pile of red granite boulders as fall colors peak at Elephant Rocks State Park.

Back Cover: Equestrians ride under the Katy Trail Bridge on the Rock Island Spur near Windsor.


  • Saving Missouri’s Soil and Water for 75 Years, Beydler (DEQ)
  • Dam and Reservoir Safety in Missouri, Rohter (MGS)
  • Passionate People=Great Parks=Passionate People, Sieg (MSP)

Geoscience Today: Magmont Mine Site Subject of National Award

Did You Know?: The “S” in Harry S Truman’s Name Does Not Need a Period

Career Connection: Aarick Roberto, Training Technician

Explore Missouri: Katy Trail Cleanup Under Way

Top Spots: Top Spots to Trick-or-Treat

Trails Highlight: New Trail Coordinator Brings Enthusiasm for Trails, Outdoors to State Parks

With Gratitude: Belinda Hughes Leaves Legacy at Missouri Resources

Summer 2019 - Vol. 36, No. 3

Front Cover: At Harry S Truman State Historic Site, visitors can tour the small home where a future president was born.

Back Cover: Missouri Grown products are available in Missouri State Parks park stores around the state, allowing guests to enjoy items such as BBQ sauce while also supporting Missouri businesses.


  • Harnessing Nature – Heating and Cooling the Indoors, Prewett (MGS)
  • One Decision Can Catch Fire…in a Bad Way!, Quinn (DEQ)
  • Volunteers Make a Difference at Missouri State Parks, Poos (MSP)

Focus on Fossils: Hypsibema missouriensis

Did You Know?: Insect Repellant is Essential to Avoiding Ticks & Mosquitoes

Career Connection: Ron Jeffreys, Park Maintenance Worker II

Explore Missouri: A Trilogy of History in Southwest Missouri

Top Spots: Top Spots to Paddle Board

Trails Highlight: St. Joe State Park

...But Not Least: Recapture, Reclaim, Redeem

Spring 2019 - Vol. 36, No. 2

Front Cover: Smooth spiderwort makes an early spring appearance at Hawn State Park, near Ste. Genevieve.

Back Cover: Three of the 2018 MissouriDNR Photo Contest category winners are featured as we kick off the 2019 competition.


  • Capitol Renovation Project, Gillman (MGS)
  • Heavy Metal History, Quinn (DEQ)
  • 2019 Civil War Passport Program, Bungart (MSP)

Focus on Fossils: Regular Echinoid

Did You Know?: Missouri's Covered Bridges

Career Connection: Michelle Diedriech, National Register and Survey Coordinator

Explore Missouri: Ragtime Has Roots at Scott Joplin House State Historic Site

Top Spots: Top Spots to Dine in Missouri State Parks

Trails Highlight: After-Hours Lantern Tour at Cathedral Cave in Onondaga Cave State Park

...But Not Least: McCracken Core Library and Research Center - Thirty-Year Celebration, Lori

Winter 2019 - Vol. 36, No. 1

Front Cover: An early season snow adorns tree branches, framing the water tower ruins at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, south of Camdenton.

Back Cover: Hikers visit a winter wonderland after a November snow at the rock bridge in Ha Ha Tonka State Park.


  • Missouri's Scrap Tire Fee, Quinn (DEQ)
  • Your Groundwater Guardians, Davis (MGS)
  • 2018 MissouriDNR Photo Contest, Bungart
  • Past, Present, Future, Prawl (MSP)

Focus on Fossils: Bivalves

Did You Know?: Gen. John J. Pershing was a First and Only

Career Connection: Airin Haselwander, Geologist

Explore Missouri: Cold Weather Birding

Top Spots: Top Spots for First Day Hikes

Trails Highlight: Sortor's Bluff Trail at Stockton State Park

...But Not Least: Rolla Solar Farm Soaks up the Rays, Richmond

Fall 2018 - Vol. 35, No. 4

Front Cover: Maple leaves scatter across 1,000th Mile Trail at Harry S Truman State Park. Opened in 2015, the trail marks the park system's 1,000th mile of trail.

Back Cover: A young Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) event participant learns archery at Roaring River State Park in Cassville.


  • Chair Saws, Brush Cutters and Sweat Equity, Poos (DEQ)
  • Revitalizing Missouri's Water Resources Plan, Hoggatt (MGS)
  • Prescribed Burns in Missouri State Parks, Conte (MSP)

Focus on Fossils: Nautiloid

Did You Know?: Roaring River State Park Opened in 1928 - 90 years ago!

Career Connection: Sieu Dang, Environmental Engineer

Explore Missouri: Cabins for Canines, Quinn

Top Spots: Top Spots for Fall Color

Trails Highlight: Scour Trail at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

...But Not Least: Funding Forums: Agencies that fund water infrastructure projects take the show on the road, Humphrey

Summer 2018 - Vol. 35, No. 3

Front Cover: The yurt at Table Rock State Park, near Branson, is the definition of “glamping.” The large tent-like structure is complete with amenities similar to a stay in a hotel.

Back Cover: Paddle MO participants check supplies and prepare to launch for an afternoon of fun and education on the Missouri River.


  • Tick-Borne Diseases - Prevention is the Key, Quinn (MSP)
  • GeoSTRAT Goes Mobile, Beydler (MGS)
  • A Salute to Water and Wastewater Operators, Helmig (DEQ)

Focus on Fossils: Crinoid

Did You Know?: More than 200 streamgages monitor stream and river levels in Missouri

Career Connection: Angela Carson, Missouri State Park Ranger

Explore Missouri: Hit the Trails with a Plan in Hand, Quinn

TopSpots: Top Spots to Enjoy Horseback Riding

Trails Highlight: The Flats, Thousand Hills State Park

...But Not Least: 2018 303 (d) List Public Comment Permit on Impaired Waters of Missouri

Spring 2018 - Vol. 35, No. 2

Front Cover: The Watkins House at Watkins Mill State Historic site is viewed from the heirloom garden, which is tended according to descriptions
of the Watkins Garden and gardening practices known to be in use in Clay County during the 1870s.

Back Cover: An angler fishes beneath the dam at Bennett Spring State Park in the early hours of trout season opening day, 2018.


  • Spring Cleaning Problem Solver, Poos (DEQ)
  • Protecting People, Bats and Historic Mining Culture, Bobryk (MGS)
  • Where Cold Hands and Warm Hearts Meet, Quinn (MSP)

Focus on Fossils: Blastoids

Did You Know?: Flood Season is Upon Us

Career Connection: Antwane President, Environmental Specialist

Explore Missouri: A Mother's Stamps of Approval - Passport Program, Poos

Trails Highlight: Rock Island Spur at Katy Trail State Park

...But Not Least: A Tie Goes to the Winners, E3

Winter 2018 - Vol. 35, No. 1

Front Cover: Fishermen brave the snow and cold for the opening of trout season at Roaring River State Park.

Back Cover: A guest casts his line under the CCC bridge just after the opening whistle at Bennett Spring State Park on March 1, 2017.


  • 2017 State Geologic Map of Missouri, Beydler (MGS)
  • A Forest Rises in the Floodplains, Poos (DEQ)
  • Natural Diversity in the Bootheel, Quinn (MSP)
  • 2017 MissouriDNR Photo Contest, Bungart (DO)

Focus on Fossils: Conulariid Jellyfish

Did You Know?: Drought (it's complicated)

Career Connection: Erin Lepper, Regional Officer Coordinator

Explore Missouri: Restored Historic Tavern is a new Jewel in Ste. Genevieve's French Colonial Heritage Crown

Trails Highlight: Indian Point Trail at Pomme de Terre State Park

...But Not Least: A New Tool for Tools

Fall 2017 - Vol. 34, No. 4

Front Cover: A smattering of yellow and orange colors emerge in the foliage of a Meramec River bluff, viewed from Meramec State Park.

Back Cover: Fall leaves float along Turkey Creek, framed by a Katy Trail Bridge.


  • Inside MoDNR's Chemical Analysis Section, Thoenen (DEQ)
  • Experiencing a Total Solar Eclipse, Holst (MSP)
  • Creating Pollinator Habitats, Snellen (MGS)

Focus on Fossils: Gastropods

Did you Know?: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Conducts Feasibility Study of the Lower Grand River Basin

Career Connection: Steve Feeler, Deputy Director, Division of Environmental Quality

Explore Missouri: Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Holst

Top Spots: Kayaking

Trails Highlight: Castlewood State Park

...But not Least: Better Process, Better Service E3

Summer 2017 - Vol. 34, No. 3

Front Cover: A dog helps his human companion fish for trout at Roaring River State Park.

Back Cover: Tours of Onondaga Cave, at Onondaga Cave State Park, follow a well-lit, paved path and are an excellent way to cool off on a hot summer day. Tours are offered April 14 through oct. 15 every 2 hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Director's Comment: Comer - Missouri State Parks turns 100, final printed issue of Missouri Resources


  • Paddler's Perspective, Hunt (DO)
  • Make Plans for Your Spot in the Sun, Uhlenbrock (MSP)
  • Stream Piracy, Crews (MGS)

Explore Missouri: New Exhibit Explores Missouri's Home Front During WWI, Deidrick

DNR News:

  • State Parks System Celebrates 100th Anniversary
  • Earth Day Participants Honored
  • Tuesdays on the Trail to be Hosted in Sept. and Oct.
  • Avoid Idling When Possible

Time Exposure: Greenwood Cemetery

Watershed Successes: Man-made Wetland Constructed at Lincoln University

Top Spots: Top Spots for Swimming

Trails Highlight: Water Trail at Finger Lakes State Park

Focus on Fossils: Brachiopods

Did you Know?: It Takes at Least 100 Years to Form One Inch of Topsoil?

...But not Least: Helping Communities Thrive, Humphrey

Spring 2017 - Vol. 34, No. 2

Front Cover: Ruins of the stone castle at Ha Ha Tonka State park are highlighted in the afternoon sun.

Back Cover: Katrina Whitener of World Bird Sanctuary displays a Harris's hawk during Statehood Day at First Missouri State Historic Site in St. Charles.

Director's Comment: Comer - New director's vision for Missouri


  • The Bald Knobs of Missouri, Young (MGS)
  • Building on Watershed Success Stories, Culler (DEQ)
  • Parks Preserve CCC Legacy, Uhlenbrock (MSP)

Explore Missouri: Traveling the Rock Island Spur, Campbell

DNR News:

  • Department Awards $95.5 Million to St. Louis MSD
  • Land Reclamation Program Evaluated
  • MoDNR Awards $139,000 in Wastewater Upgrade Grants
  • Updated Geologic Bedrock Map Available

Time Exposure: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Our Missouri Waters: Watershed Education Station

Top Spots: Top Spots for Camping

Trails Highlight: Dell Rim Trail at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Focus on Fossils: Starfish

Did you Know?: Major Applicances are Banned from Landfills?

...But not Least: Helping the Monarch Butterfly, Balkenbush

Winter 2017 - Vol. 34, No. 1

Front Cover: Interpreter Kristi Henry talks with guests at the Christmas candlelight tours at Hunter-Dawson House State Historic Site in New Madrid.

Back Cover: A family celebrates their catch on trout opening day 2016 at Montauk State Park.

Director's Comment: Bozoian - Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax Renewed


  • Wild Times at Big Sugar Creek State Park, Uhlenbrock (MSP)
  • Partnering for Missouri's Prairies, Nichols (DEQ)
  • 2016 MissouriDNR Photo Contest, Bungart (DO)

Explore Missouri: Don Robinson State Park, Uhlenbrock

DNR News:

  • Gov. Nixon Opens Centennial Bluff Trail
  • First Paddle MO Event for MoDNR and Stream Teams
  • Missourians for Monarchs Collaborative
  • New Radioactive Waste Shipment Database
  • New Geologic Maps Now Available

Time Exposures: St. Louis Browns, Perfectos, Cardinals

Our Missouri Waters: Here's to Cover Crops - Watershed's plan reduces erosion and conserves water

Top Spots: Top Spots for First Day Hikes

Trails Highlight: Osage Trail at Clark's Hill/Norton State Historic Site

Focus on Fossils: Trilobite

Did You Know?: Liquefaction Documented During Earthquakes in Southeast Missouri's Bootheel

...But not Least: Missourians Approve Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, Balkenbush

Fall 2016 - Vol. 33, No. 4

Front and Back Cover: Visitors enter and exit the Bett Lea Lodge at Echo Bluff State Park.

Director's Comment: Parker Pauley - Echo Bluff State Park dedication


  • Show Me the Benefits, Bungart (DO)
  • A Magical History Tour on U.S. 36, Uhlenbrock (MSP)
  • The Bricks that Built St. Louis, MGS Staff (MGS)

Explore Missouri: Echo Bluff State Park, Uhlenbrock

DNR News:

  • MoDNR Youth Education and Interpretation Program
  • "Unseen Benton:" Painting Unveiled
  • Pesticide Collection Program Results
  • Earth Science Week 2016
  • Carver Prairie Restoration

Time Exposures: John Frederick, Elise Fredensburg and Alvin Niemeter

Our Missouri Waters: Is Meramec River Flooding Our "New Normal?"

Top Spots: Top Spots for Learning about Missouri State History

Trails Highlight: 1000th Mile Trail, Harry S Truman State Park

Rock Matters: Pyrite

Did You Know?: Unintended Trail Systems Start with Foot Traffic

...But not Least: Missouri's Water Plan, Sampsell

Summer 2016 - Vol. 33, No. 3

Front Cover: Swimmers wade as the last evening glow of summer sunlight fades at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park.

Back Cover: Stockton State Park is one of 88 state parks and historic sites to "stamp off" in the Missouri State Parks.

Director's Comment: Parker Pauley - Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax


  • Highway to Hazardous, Nahach (DEQ)
  • Support for Success, Bastian (DO)
  • Building Stones of Missouri, MGS Staff (MGS)

Explore Missouri: Visiting Missouri's Historic Mills, Uhlenbrock

DNR News:

  • Youth Education Website Launched
  • State Parks Youth Corps Accepting Applications
  • Help the Monarch Butterfly
  • Permit Modifications List Available Online
  • New Geologic Maps Published

Time Exposures: Robert M. Synder

Our Missouri Waters: Lower Missouri Crooked River Watershed

Top Spots: Top Spots for Boating

Trails Highlight: Shut-Ins Trail at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

Rock Matters: Coal

Did You Know?: Fluorescent Lamps Contain Mercury Vapors

...But not Least: Missouri Groundwater Observation Well Network, Beydler

Spring 2016 - Vol. 33, No. 2

Front Cover: Echo Bluff, the attraction for which Missouri's newest state park is named, in Shannon County.

Back Cover: A cyclist rides Missouri State Parks' first pump track at Finger Lakes State Park, near Columbia.

Director's Comment: Parker Pauley - Missouri State Parks


  • Missouri State Parks Celebrates 100 years, Uhlenbrock (MSP)
  • Jumstarting a City's Heart, Goss (DEQ)
  • Minerals in Everyday Life, Beydler (MGS)

Explore Missouri: Explore Missouri's Wondrous Wildflowers, Uhlenbrock

DNR News:

  • National Award for Missouri State Parks Ranger
  • Popular Pesticide Pickups Scheduled
  • Gov. Nixon Receives Great Outdoors Award
  • MissouriDNR Photo Contest
  • New Geologic Maps Published

Time Exposures: Phoenix American Cob Pipe Co.

Our Missouri Waters: Watershed Wins!

Top Spots: Top Spots for Dining

Trails Highlight: Pickle Creek at Hawn State Park

Rock Matters: Conglomerate

Did You Know?: Small Steps Can Slow Landfill Growth

...But not least: Operator Certification, from pipe to stream, keeping our water clean, Bungart

Winter 2016 - Vol. 33, No. 1

Front Cover: A fly fisherman lands a trout on a cold 2015 opening day at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon.

Back Cover: Anglers enjoy trout opening day 2015 at Roaring River State Park near Cassville.

Director's Comment: Parker Pauley - Soil and Water Quality


  • The Remarkable History of Bothwell Lodge, Expose (MSP)
  • There's No Place Like Home, Stinson (DEQ)
  • Picking Up Pesky Poisons, Archer (DEQ)
  • 2015 MissouriDNR Photo Contest Winners, Bungart

Explore Missouri: Benton Home Chronicles - Artist's Amazing Journey, Expose

DNR News:

  • The Battle of Island Mound Wins Emmy Awards
  • Missouri State Parks Marks 1,000th Mile of Trails
  • February is Earthquake Awareness Month
  • Department Receives $6 Million for Water Resource Projects
  • Former Gas Plant to Become Dental School

Time Exposures: Working on the levee at Bird's Point, Missouri

Our Missouri Waters: Watershed Support Continues to Grow

Top Spots: Top Spots to Explore Black History

Trails Hightlight: Devil's Icebox at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Rock Matters: Calcite

Did You Know?: U.S. uses Approximately 400 Billion Gallons of Water Per Day

...But not least: Late Geologist Stewart Honored - First discoverer of dinosaur remains in Missouri, Beydler

Fall 2015 - Vol. 32, No. 4

Front Cover: The Mississippi River as viewed from the overlook at Trail of Tears State park in Cape Girardeau County

Back Cover: The Mayhan faimly, Claysville, enjoys a walk on the Katy Trail in Callaway County.

Director's Comment: Parker Pauley - The Missouri River


  • The Big Muddy - A Timeless Resource, Gillman (MGS)
  • From Eyesore to Asset - Rural Brownfield Sites Going Back to Work, Archer (DEQ)
  • "Missouri State History Flows on its Great River, Uhlenbrock (MSP)

Explore Missouri: Campout at the Capitol, Uhlenbrock

DNR News:

  • 100 Missouri Miles Challenge Receives National Award
  • Pembroke Hill High School Wins Second National NCF-Envirthon
  • Earth Science Week 2015
  • Geologists Receive Publication Award

Time Exposures: Grand Army of the Republic Ribbon Banner

Our Missouri Waters: "NoMore" Trash Blitz in Lower Grand River Watershed

Top Spots: Top Spots to Backpack

Trails Hightlight: Sheppard Point Trail at Trail of Tears State Park

Rock Matters: Magnetite

Did You Know?: Fall is Consdered "Burn Season"

...But not least: Sinkholes in Missouri - State has 16,000, Fourth in Nation, Beydler

Summer 2015 – Vol. 32, No. 3  

Front Cover:  Canoes rest on the water’s edge at Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Back Cover:  Runners compete in the trail run portion of the Adventure Challenge at Finger Lakes State Park in Boone County.

Director’s Comment:  Parker Pauley – Katy Trail State Park 25th Anniversary


  • Water Infrastructure, Mosby (DEQ)
  • Missouri’s Mineral Springs, Prewett (MGS)
  • Katy’s 25th, Fredrickson (MSP)
  • Fishing With the Current, Robinett (DEQ)

Explore Missouri: Floating 100 Blue Miles, Uhlenbrock (MSP)

DNR News:

  • MissouriDNR Photo Contest (DO)
  • Ha Ha Tonka State Park Ranks #4 in USA Today Poll (MSP)
  • Ashland Student Wins Slogan Contest (DO)
  • Abandoned Water and Oil Wells Present Hazards (MGS)
  • “Paddle Stockton” at Stockton State Park (MSP)

Time Exposures: Acme Lead & Zinc Co. c. 1910

Our Missouri Waters: Creative Partnerships: Connecting Communities, Science and Art

Top Spots: Top Spots to Take a Cave Tour (MSP)

Trail Highlight: Spice Bush Trail at Robertsville State Park (MSP)

Rock Matters: Barite (MGS)

Did You Know?: Nearly 1 Million Plastic Bags Are Used Every Minute

...But not least:Cleaning Up Our Rivers: One Tire, One Barrel, at a Time, Uhlenbrock (MSP)

Spring 2015 – Vol. 32, No. 2  

Front Cover: The pristine waters of the Current River make Montauk State Park a memorable place to enjoy trout fishing.

Back Cover: 2014 Katy Trail Ride cyclists make their way from Hermann to Jefferson City on day two.

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – Water Resources and Trout Season.


  • More Perfect, Bryan (MSP)
  • Drug Drop Box, Archer (DEQ)
  • Spring Brings Bison Babies to Prairie State Park, Hopkins (MSP)
  • The Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology, Beydler (MGS)

Explore Missouri: Explore History Through Historic Site Gardens, Deidrick (MSP)

DNR News:

  • MissouriDNR Photo Contest Returns (DO)
  • Rozier Gallery Features “Oil & Clay” Exhibit (MSP)
  • Mine Shaft Response Earns National Award (DEQ)
  • Trout Season Under Way (MSP)
  • New Data in GeoSTRAT (MGS)

Time Exposures: Five Workers in Cook Bros. Carriage Co. Workshop c. 1903

Our Missouri Waters: Going Underground

Top Spots: Top Spots to Enjoy Ancient History (MSP)

Trail Highlight: Trail of Four Winds at Lake of the Ozarks State Park (MSP)

Rock Matters: Sand (MGS)

Did You Know? “Smells like Rain”

...But not least:“Healthy Water,” Sampsell (DO)

Winter 2015 - Vol. 32, No. 1

Front Cover:  Late afternoon sun shines through a snow shower on the Grassland Trail in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, near Columbia.

Back Cover:  A Roaring River State Park volunteer pauses with First Day hikers on Jan. 1, 2014.

Director's Comment:  Parker Pauley - Life is a journey with problems to solve and lessons to learn.


  • dnr40 Photo Contest Winners, Bungart (DO)
  • The Hole Story, Archer (DEQ)
  • Missouri is a Hot Spot for Cold Weather Birding, Uhlenbrock (MSP)
  • GeoSTRAT - Tried and True, Beydler (MGS)

Explore Missouri: A Tranquil Time to Fish for Trout, Uhlenbrock (MSP)

News Briefs:

  • Governor's Natural Resources Awards of Excellence Winners
  • Winter Shower Houses Available in Four State Park Campgrounds
  • February is Earthquake Awareness Month
  • Water Commissions Hold Joint Meeting

Time Exposures: Edgar Gleim Maclay

Our Missouri Waters: Improving Regional Water Supplies in the Lower Grand River Watershed

Top Spots: Top Spots to Take an Audio Tour

Trails Highlight: Boardwalk Trail at Pershing State Park, Linn County

Rock Matters: Rhyolite

Did You Know? Boil Water Order!

...But Not Least: Missouri Geology Makes a Great Trout Stream, Beydler (MGS)

Fall 2014 - Vol. 31, No. 4

Front Cover: An MKT Railroad logo on a limestone bluff a short walk east of Rocheport testifies to the Katy Trail's railroad history.

Back Cover: Three dining rooms at the J. Huston Tavern in Arrow Rock provide a bright, comfortable setting to enjoy the restaurant's famous fried chicken.

Director's Comment: Parker Pauley - Subtle changes have been creating the middle tint of Missouri's environmental canvas.


  • Log 100 Missouri Miles in 2014, Deidrick (MSP)
  • Looking Below the Surface, Davis (MGS)
  • The Year of the Trail, Hopkins (MSP)

Explore Missouri: Fall in Missouri State Parks, Hopkins (MSP)

News Briefs:

  • Natural Resources Awards of Excellence
  • Trails of Missouri State Parks Recognized
  • Table Rock State Park Makes Top 100
  • Earth Science Week 2014

Time Exposures: Sandy Creek Covered Bridget

Our Missouri Waters: Spring River Proud

Top Spots: Top Spots to Mountain Bike

Trails Highlight: River Landing Trail at Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Rock Matters: Granite

Did You Know? One Quart of Oil Goes a Long, Long Way

...But Not Least: Being a Good Neighbor, Bungart (DO)

Summer 2014 - Vol. 31, No. 3

Front Cover: Grand Gulf State Park in the Ozarks features a spectacular mile-long collapsed cave system.

Back Cover: St. Francois State Park is a great place to log some miles for the Governor's 100 Missouri Miles Challenge.

Director's Comment: Parker Pauley - It's about the People - DNR's 40th Anniversary.


  • Ready, Aim, Action!, Uhlenbrock (MSP)
  • Where Does the Water Go?, Prewett (MGS)
  • DNR 40 Years - 1974 - 2014, Balkenbush (DO)
  • Coal Miner's Water, Mueller and Beydler (DEQ)

Explore Missouri: Be Bear Aware Uhlenbrock (MSP)

News Briefs:

  • 2014 State Parks Youth Corps (MSP)
  • Show Me the Fair Exhibit On Display at State Historic Site (MSP)
  • Permit Modifications List Available Online (DEQ)
  • GeoSTRAT Tool Makes Online Debut (MGS)
  • Perennial Winner Takes Missouri Envirothon (SWCP)

Time Exposures: Opening Day of Trout Season in 1974 at Bennett Spring State Park

Our Missouri Waters: What is Our Missouri Waters?

Top Spots: Top Spots to Kayak (MSP)

Trails Highlight: 1,000 Steps Trail at Washington State Park (MSP)

Rock Matters: Rare Earth Elements (MGS)

Did You Know? Illegal Disposal of Solid Wate is a Class D Felony

...But Not Least: A Plan for the Future, Beydler (SWCP)

Spring 2014  – Vol. 31, No. 2

Front Cover: An Ostrich Fern rises from the forest floor at Hawn State Park. The unfurled, insect-like top of the young fern is called a “fiddlehead.”

Back Cover: Campers enjoy the shade and a lakefront view while staying at Lake of the Ozarks State Park

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – Earth Day and DNR’s 40th Anniversary.


  • Off-Road Tires, Goss (DEQ)
  • The Journey of Source Water, Fraga and Tomlin (DEQ)
  • Learn2!, Uhlenbrock (MSP)
  • Missouri Geological Survey, Bridges (MGS)

Explore Missouri: Bridging Our History, Uhlenbrock (MSP)

News Briefs:

  • Hazardous Cleanup Site Information Now Online (DEQ)
  • Osage Beach Student Wins Slogan Contest (DO)
  • Urban Hazards Mapping (MGS)
  • Funding for Wastewater Engineering Assistance (DEQ)
  • 330 Acres Acquired Near Current River State Park (MSP)

Time Exposures: Threshing Scene – George Hoffman, c. 1920

Stream Team Notebook: 25 Days of Stream Team

Top Spots: Top Spots … to Spend the Night (MSP)

Trail Highlights: Stockton State Park Water Trail (MSP)

Rock Matters: Chert

Did You Know? Consumer Electronics Make Up 1 to 2 Percent of Municipal Solid Waste

...But not least:MissouriDNR40 Photo Contest, Bungart (DO)

Winter 2014  – Vol. 31, No. 1

Front Cover: A grazing bison at Prairie State Park, near Lamar.

Back Cover: A bluff-top trail at Castlewood State Park offers a birds-eye view of the Meramec River.

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – Missouri Department of Natural Resources 40th Anniversary


  • Capitol Fossils, Mulvany (MGS)
  • Winter Fun in Missouri State Parks, Uhlenbrock (MSP)
  • A Silver Celebration: 25 Years – Missouri Stream Teams, Higgins (DEQ)

News Briefs:

  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources Turns 40 (DO)
  • Camp Pin Oak Lodge Reopens (MSP)
  • New Geologic Maps Published (MGS)
  • Missouri State Parks Offers New Mobile Tour System (MSP)
  • February is Earthquake Awareness Month (MGS)
  • DNR Education Web Page Posts Bonus MR Content (DO)

Explore Missouri: A Winter’s Day at Missouri’s Historic Homes, Uhlenbrock (MSP)

Time Exposures: James H. Russell, Sr. – Pertle Springs, near Warrensburg, August 1897

Stream Team Notebook: Gravois Creek Advocate Wins Ambassador Award

Top Spots: Opening Day – A Family Tradition, Uhlenbrock (MSP)

Rock Matters: Quartz

Did You Know: Fifteen Percent of U.S. Households Use Private Drinking Water Wells

...But not least:Just the Beginning, Hoggatt (DEQ)

Fall 2013 – Vol. 30, No. 3

Front and Back Cover: Fall trees glow in the afternoon sun along the Island Trail in Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – Division of Energy moves to Missouri Department of Economic Development.


  • Playground with a Past, Archer (DEQ)
  • The Sunny Side of the Street, Morfeld (DE)
  • Arches, Bridges and Tunnels, Gillman (MGS)
  • Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles Challenge, Uhlenbrock (DSP)

News Briefs:

  • Parks Announced as Gold Medal Finalist (DSP)
  • Discharge Monitoring Report System Launched (DEQ)
  • Online Permits Reach Milestone (DEQ)
  • Trail Project Receives Excellence Award (DSP)
  • Earth Science Week 2013 (MGS)
  • Learn About Drinking Water (DEQ)
  • Well Permit Renewals Now Available Online (MGS)
  • Watershed Summits Held (DO)
  • Focus Groups for Education (DO)
  • Grant for Geological Survey Program (MGS)
  • Tipton Awarded Drinking Water Grant (DEQ)
  • Bunceton Awarded Wastewater Grant (DEQ)
  • State Funding for Cameron Drinking Water Plant (DEQ)
  • Jefferson County Water Improvements (DEQ)

Resources to Explore: Trails up to “the Challenge”, Deidrick (DSP)

Environmental Notes: Bubble Bubble … Toilet Trouble

Stream Team Notebook: Old Stream Team Finds New Passion

Time Exposures: Charles Elliot Gill – Gill Family in Pumpkin Patch, 1912

Resource Honor Roll: Continental Coal Inc.

Rock Matters: Shale

One Last Word: Ten Years Later – MR returns to Quarterly Schedule, Westmoreland (DO)

Spring/Summer 2013 – Vol. 30, No. 2  

Front Cover: The hatchery dam at Bennett Spring State Park is a popular place for trout fishermen.

Back Cover: Dew droplets are suspended within a spider web on a warm spring morning.

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – Missouri State Parks and National Trails Day


  • Missouri’s Geological Showcases, Gillman (DGLS)
  • The Water Battle of 1900-1906, Bullard (DEQ)
  • Your Path to Power, Morfeld (DE)
  • The Sirens of Spring, Uhlenbrock (DSP)

News Briefs:

  • Lake Monitors Needed (DEQ)
  • Pesticide Pickup Campaign Continues (DEQ)
  • Park Attendance Contributes to Economic Recovery (DSP)
  • Parks Host 2013 Learn2 Series (DSP)
  • Sinkholes in Missouri (DGLS)
  • National Trails Day Celebrations (DSP)
  • Troutapalooza Events Continue (DSP)
  • Permit Modifications List Available Online (DEQ)
  • Geologic Maps Published (DGLS)
  • Study Grant for Normac Sewer District (DEQ)

Environmental Notes: Bored with Wood? Try Composites!

Stream Team Notebook: Stream Teams Monitor a Fisherman’s Paradise

Time Exposures: Kansas City Bluffs, 1886

Resource Honor Roll: Dave Murphy

Rock Matters: Glacial Erratic

One Last Word: No oven, no grill … No Problem!, Xu and Morefeld (DE)

Winter 2013 – Vol. 30, No. 1

Front Cover: Omar Reed from Muskogee, Okla. was one of several Civil War re-enactors at the grand opening of the Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site near Butler.

Back Cover: Huzzah Creek pours over the spillway at Dillard Mill State Historic Site near Davisville.

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – Water quality, quantity, availability and the Drought Cost-Share Assistance Program


  • 160: Missouri Geological Survey – Earth science since 1853, Gillman (DGLS)
  • Moo Juice, Xu (DE)

News Briefs:

  • Federal Grants Awarded for Missouri Trails (DSP)
  • ShakeOut! 2013 (DGLS)
  • Cleanup Grant Issued for Laclede Sinkhole (DEQ)
  • Open House at Edward Clark Museum (DGLS)
  • Pollution Reduction Grant for Table Rock Lake (DEQ)
  • Keifer Creek Watershed Receives Grant (DEQ)
  • Energy Forum Held at University of Missouri (DE)
  • Division of Energy Mission Revised (DE)
  • Missouri Trails Book Now Available (DSP)

Environmental Notes: Down in the Dumps – Risks of illegal dumping run deep

Stream Team Notebook: Ambassador Award is Music to Volunteer’s Ears

Time Exposures: Lover’s Leap, Hannibal, 1915

Resource Honor Roll: Loring Bullard

Rock Matters: Sandstone

Resources to Explore: Battle of Island Mound, Uhlenbrock (DSP)

One Last Word: ePermitting, Archer (DEQ)

Front and Back Cover: The waters of Ha Ha Tonka Spring reflect the surrounding foliage at Ha Ha Tonka State Park near Camdenton.

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, creation of Our Missouri Waters.


  • Our Missouri Waters” Steen; Bungart (DEQ)
  • Cool Fossil Discoveries in Missouri” Mulvany (DGLS)
  • Reservoir Watchdogs” Cordray (WRC)
  • Closed But Not Forgotten” Bobbitt (DEQ)

News Briefs:

  • Green Infrastructure Guide for Community Developers (DEQ)
  • Energy Director Joins Regional Energy Board (DE)
  • DNR Launches ePermitting (DEQ)
  • Discover Careers During Science Week (DGLS)
  • Geothermal Missouri Grant Project - Status (DGLS)
  • Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site Opens (DSP)
  • $12 Million Low-interest Loan for Jefferson County (DEQ)
  • Missouri Receives DOE Grant (DE)
  • Stay Connected in Missouri State Parks (DSP)
  • Database Shows Abandoned Underground Coal Mines (DGLS)
  • Well Online Form Submittal System (DEQ)

Environmental Notes: A Back-to-School List

Stream Team Notebook: Watershed Coalition Hosts 319 Grant Summit

Time Exposures: Powersite Dam, Forsyth, September 1912

Resource Honor Roll: Pembroke Hill High School

Rock Matters: Iron Ore

Resources to Explore: Missouri Trails Holst (DSP)

One Last Word: Simple Steps to Winter Energy Efficiency, Morfeld (DE)

Spring/Summer 2012 – Vol. 29, No. 2  

Front Cover: Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site is the only completely intact 19th-century American woolen mill in the country.

Back Cover: This photo illustration shows what Missouri’s state dinosaur, Hypsibema missouriensis, may have looked like during the late Cretaceous period, the end of the age of dinosaurs. The original, life-size model was created by Guy Darrough of Lost World Studios.

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – 95th Anniversary of Missouri State Parks


  • Small Steps; Big Rewards, Hardy (DE)
  • The Value of Geologic Mapping, Gillman (DGLS)
  • Operation Efficiency, Hardy (DE)
  • Fountains of Truth, Cordray (WRC)

News Briefs:

  • Missouri Voted Top State for Camping (DSP)
  • StormAware Website Launched (SEMA)
  • Mercury Roundup Time Ends Soon! (DEQ)
  • Neosho Awarded $9.4 Million Low-Interest Loan (DEQ)
  • Geologic Maps Published (DGLS)
  • Permit Modifications List Available Online (DEQ)
  • Online Workshops Save Energy for Municipalities (DE)
  • “Camp Smart” in Missouri State Parks (DSP)
  • “Missouri Natural Areas Celebrate 35th Birthday (DSP)
  • Energy-Efficiency Measures in State Parks (DSP)

Environmental Notes: Rub-A-Dub-Dub; Save Water When You Scrub

Stream Team Notebook: Everybody Wins With Ozarks Water Watch Project

Time Exposures: 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair

Resource Honor Roll: Central High School, Springfield

Rock Matters: Fireclay

Resources to Explore: Wakonda State Park (DSP Staff)

Career Connection: Terri Zumalt – Lab Life is Testing Lovejoy (DEQ)

One Last Word: Official State Symbols: Geology, Beydler (DGLS)

Winter 2012 – Vol. 29, No. 1

Front Cover: Elephant Rocks State Park, in Graniteville, offers an opportunity to explore one of Missouri’s geologic wonders.

Back Cover: Multicolored lichens adorn many of the boulders at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park.

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – Earthquake awareness and the role of the Division of Geology and Land Survey.


  • Dark Wonders, Crews (DGLS)
  • Extraterrestrial Visitors, DGLS Staff
  • More Than Iron on Pea Ridge, Seeger (DGLS)
  • 200 Years Later, Beydler (DGLS)

News Briefs:

  • Division of Energy Stakeholder Process (DE)
  • Cabins for Canines (DSP)
  • MSD Gets $39.8 Million for Plant Improvements (DEQ)
  • Drinking Water Funds Awarded to Cass County (DEQ)
  • Department Launches Our Missouri Waters Initiative (DEQ)
  • Missourians Encouraged to “ShakeOut!” on Feb. 7 (DGLS)
  • Scrap Tire Grants Awarded for Joplin Playground Projects (DEQ)
  • Winter Hiking in Missouri State Parks (DSP)

Environmental Notes: Salty Solutions for a Slick Sidewalk

Stream Team Notebook: It Takes a Team to Save Otoe Creek

Time Exposures: Smallin Cave in Christian County

Resource Honor Roll: In Memoriam John Drew

Rock Matters: Meteorite

Resources to Explore: Mark Twain State Park, Uhlenbrock (DSP)

Career Connection: Roy Heimbeaugh - Construction Veteran’s Efforts Hard to Overlook, Holst (DSP)

One Last Word: Limestone: Missouri’s Billion Dollar Industry, Gillman (DGLS)

Fall 2011 – Vol. 28, No. 3

Front Cover: Park visitors beat the extreme heat of summer 2011 at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park near Columbia.

Back Cover: Justin Davis, DNR Geologist, pulls a rock core sample from the McCracken Rock Core Library in Rolla.

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – Visit state parks and historic sites; Missouri State Parks history


  • Lighting the Way, Zapalac (DSP/SHPO)
  • Civil War Sesquicentennial, Uhlenbrock (DSP)
  • The Simple Joy of Sunshine, Holst  (DSP)
  • Common Ground, Kreul (DSP)

News Briefs:

  • New State Park Apps (DSP)
  • Take Part in Earth Science Week 2011 (DGLS)
  • Awards Recognize Missouri State Parks (DSP)
  • Grant Awarded to Division of Geology and Land Survey (DGLS)
  • Consumers Urged to Learn About Their Drinking Water (DEQ)
  • Boone County Receives $438,000 for Sewer Upgrades (DEQ)
  • Marston Welcome Center Dedicated on I-55 (DGLS)
  • Drinking Water Systems Fail to Test (DEQ)
  • Hampton Feedlot Gets $450,000 Biogas Grant (DE)
  • Wanted: Maps of Abandoned Underground Coal Mines (DGLS)

Environmental Notes: Camping, Science … and Kids!

Stream Team Notebook: Arnold Stream Team – the “Mighty 211”

Time Exposures: Bird’s Point levee blown - 1937

Resource Honor Roll: Jon Beard

Rock Matters: Limestone

Resources to Explore: Stockton State Park, Holst (DSP)

Career Connection: Justin Davis: The Magic of Minerals, Beydler (DGLS)

One Last Word: New Madrid Bicentennial, Beydler (DGLS)

Spring / Summer 2011 - Vol. 28, No. 2

Front Cover: Acrobat ant on morning glory vine
Back Cover: Wooden and steel turbine gears at Dillard Mill

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – Get out and celebrate spring; inaugural State Parks environmental camps for youth


  • The darker Side of Ozone, Conner and Fett (DEQ)
  • Asbestos – The Invisible Hazard, Bybee (DEQ)
  • Idling, Conner  (DEQ)
  • A Network That is Always on the Air, Archer (DEQ)

News Briefs:

  • New State Park Website (DSP)
  • Largest Ever natural Disaster Preparedness Exercise to be Held(DGLS)
  • New 11-mile Section of Katy Trail Opens(DSP)
  • Permit Modifications List Available Online (DEQ)
  • First DNR State park Environmental Camp Draws 420 Students (DO)
  • State Parks Youth Corps Returns (DSP)
  • DNR Releases Revised Stormwater Guide (DEQ)
  • Low-Interest Loans for Water and Wastewater (DEQ)
  • Kill A Watt – An Offer You Shouldn’t Refuse (DGLS/DE)
  • LaBarque Creek Nominated Outstanding State Resource (DEQ)

Environmental Notes: A Battery of Recycling Advantages

Stream Team Notebook: Master Naturalists Form Their Own Stream Team

Time Exposures: The 1896 St. Louis Tornado

Resource Honor Roll: Governor Jay Nixon

Rock Matters: Galena

Resources to Explore: Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State Park, Uhlenbrock (DSP)

Career Connection: Allan Clarke: On the Front Lines of Soil Conservation, Cordray (SWCP)

One Last Word: Diesel Emissions Reduction Act: Recovery Act Fuels Clean Air, Leath (DEQ)

Winter 2011 – Vol. 28, No. 1  

Front Cover: Snow on Union Pacific Tracks in Jefferson City
Back Cover: Snow swept field in Boone County

Director’s Comment: Parker Pauley – New director outlines ARRA funding disbursed by the Department of Natural Resources


  • Firing Up the Green Machine, Hardy (DE)
  • Missouri Agriculture – Energized by Federal Funds, Tremblay (DO)
  • Influx of Funds Offers Warmer Outlook, Hardy (DE)

News Briefs:

  • Stream Teams to Offer Lifetime Achievement (DEQ)
  • Department Photographer Wins National Parks Honor (DO)
  • $7.75 Million to Energize Missouri (DE)
  • New Trail at Finger Lakes State Park (DSP)
  • Missouri Gets Ready for April 28 ShakeOut (DGLS)
  • $350,000 Grant for Clean Diesel Projects (DEQ)
  • Help Us Find State Coal Mine Maps (DGLS)
  • New Civil War Website Available (DSP)
  • Diesel Emissions Reduction Project (DEQ)
  • St. Louis-Area Geologic Maps Now Available (DGLS)
  • Three State Parks Voted Best in the Midwest (DSP)

Environmental Notes: Planning for a “Green” Lawn

Stream Team Notebook: Born on the Bayou – Outstanding in the Ozarks

Time Exposures: The 1990s Atlas Portland Cement Co. in Ilasco, Mo.

Resource Honor Roll: McCarthy’s Hard Hats

Rock Matters: Mozarkite

Resources to Explore: Table Rock State Park – A Park for All Seasons, Whitney (DSP)

Career Connection: Roger Korenberg: Former Pilot Gets New Energy Program off the Ground, Hardy (DE)

One Last Word: Pie Chart: DNR Recovery Act Funds Received (by Project) (source: DEQ/DO)

Fall 2010 – Vol. 27, No. 3  

Front Cover: Managed grazing on pasture near Sedalia
Back Cover: Storm clouds over Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach

Director’s Comment: Bryan – State Parks Youth Corps funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009


  • For the Love of the Land, Sieg (DO)
  • Source to Tap, Bullard (freelance)
  • Rain Barrel Reveal, Tremblay (DO)

News Briefs:

  • Exploring Energy for Science Week (DGLS)
  • Holocaust Victims Honored by Students (DO)
  • Google Doodle Winner From El Dorado Springs (DO)
  • Mercury Drop-off Effort Begins (DEQ)
  • Survey Grant for Geothermal Energy (DGLS)
  • Review Your Drinking Water Consumer Report (DEQ)
  • Missouri Fifth in 2010 Solar Race (DE)
  • Permit Modifications List Available Online (DEQ)
  • Plan for Drinking Water Funds is Set (DEQ)

Environmental Notes: Electrifying News: Gas Use Fading

Stream Team Notebook: Fifty Years Cleaning Missouri Streams

Time Exposures: Trail Ride at the Alton Club – new Current River State Park – 1944

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Adopt-the Shoreline: 20-year Legacy
  • Jerry Barton: Man With a Mission

Resources to Explore: Robertsville State Park, Uhlenbrock (DSP)

Career Connection: Tina White: Keeping Discharging Facilities in Line, and Online, Lovejoy (DEQ)

One Last Word: Trail Blazing With the State Parks Youth Corps, Saracini (DSP)

Spring / Summer 2010 – Vol. 27, No. 2  

Front and Back Cover: Wild bergamot, known as horsemint or beebalm, is a native perennial

Director’s Comment: Templeton – Missouri energy projects, solar race highlight 40th Earth Day


  • Green Gatherings, Deters, Morrow (DO, DEQ)
  • The Greening of Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, Holst (DSP)
  • A Run for the Sun: Solar Decathlon Showcases Race For Energy Efficiency, Tremblay  (DO)

News Briefs:

  • Katy Trail State Park Celebrates 20 years (DSP)
  • Bi-State Report on Water Issues (DEQ)
  • Recycled Products Directory on CD (EIERA)
  • State Parks Youth Corps Launched (DSP)
  • Geologic Maps Now Published (DGLS)
  • Support for Parks Via the Internet (DSP)
  • $2.9 Million Grant and Loan for Monroe County (DEQ)
  • Public Water Systems Fail to Test (DEQ)
  • New President for Botanical Garden (DO)
  • Landfill Expansion in Stoddard County (DEQ)

Environmental Notes: A Fair Amount of Recycling

Time Exposures:  Doe Run Lead Company Mine at Rivermines – 1915

Stream Team Notebook: Pershing State Park Stream Team Partnership

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Sgt. Brett Barnes: Willing to Take the Heat
  • Hickory Hills School: Going for the Gold

Resources to Explore: Elephant Rocks State Park, Hebrank (DSP)

Career Connection: Paul Simon: Preventing Troubled Waters, Sieg (WRC)

One Last Word: The Hidden Resources: Rare Earth Elements in Missouri, Beydler (DGLS)

Winter 2010 - Vol. 27, No. 1

Front and Back Cover: Ice-covered grass sparkles above a 2009 late winter snow

Director’s Comment: Templeton – State park service during economic hard times


  • A Smart Approach to Smart Grid Development, Wendel (DO)
  • On the Farm, Off the Grid, Deters, Cordray (DO)
  • Fill ‘er Up … on Fries, Morrow (DEQ)
  • Rolla’s Extreme Energy Makeover, Beydler (DGLS)

News Briefs:

  • Missouri Lake Monitors Needed (DEQ)
  • Geologist Gillman Takes Quake Post (DGLS)
  • New Store at Roaring River (DSP)
  • Exhibit on Loan to Geology Museum (DGLS)
  • Houston Gets First ARRA Sewer Grant (DEQ)
  • $200,000 Grant for Jacks Fork (DEQ)
  • Nixon Announces Water Loans, Grants (DEQ)
  • Air Pollution Grants Assist Metro Regions (DEQ)
  • Saving Energy; Reducing Glare (DO)

Environmental Notes: Going Out Green

Time Exposures: Standard Oil refinery at Sugar Creek – 1909

Stream Team Notebook: Kayak Swarm Wins Ambassador Award

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Cycles Unlimited: Pulling Into the LEED
  • North Callaway High: Takes Waste Out of E-waste

Resources to Explore: Sam A. Baker State Park, Soenksen (DSP)

Career Connection: Cecil Boswell: Dyeing to Follow the Water, Beydler (DGLS)

One Last Word: Winds of Innovation: With a Blast From the Past, Tremblay (DO)

Fall 2009 - Vol. 26, No. 3

Front and Back Cover: The shut-ins at Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park

Director’s Comment: Templeton – Weatherization, Roaring River State Park partnership


  • Encounters with Nature, Holst (DSP)
  • Warm Homecoming: Missouri’s Weatherization Program Invests in Real Life, Cordray (DO)
  • Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park: A New Beginning, Holst (DSP)
  • Managing Radionuclides, Bloomer (DEQ)

News Briefs:

  • Help find Abandoned Underground Tanks (DEQ)
  • New Marina Store at Long Branch SP (DSP)
  • Earth Science Week: “Understanding Climate” (DGLS)
  • Mercury Roundup Nets Nearly 800 Devices (FSD)
  • Bioreactor Landfill Receives Approval (DEQ)
  • Water Grant for Mound Branch (DEQ)
  • Rocky Lunch for Missouri Travelers (DGLS)
  • James River Gets $600,000 Grant (DEQ)

Environmental Notes: Soft For Us, Tough For Trees

Time Exposures: Pa He Tsi Camp Leaders in 1969

Stream Team Notebook: Loving Labarque Creek – Stream Team 2991

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Ben Datema: Empowering Ingenuity
  • John Roth: Ozark Trail Champion

Resources to Explore: Long Branch State Park, Sieg (DSP)

Career Connection: Charlie DuCharme: A Watershed of Challenges, Cordray (DO)

One Last Word: Cooperative Effort a Flying Success, Turpin, Holst (DSP)

Spring / Summer 2009 – Vol. 26, No. 2

Front and Back Cover: Flowering dogwood near Folk, in Osage County
Director’s Comment: Templeton – Introduction, commitment to energy development and cleaner Missouri


  • Leave No Trace, Sieg (DSP)
  • The Little Green Monster, Holst (DSP)
  • Responding to Disaster, Archer (FSD)
  • Managing Mercury, Archer (FSD)

News Briefs:

  • Wireless Internet in Five State Parks (DSP)
  • Take Our Online Reader Survey (DO)
  • Roofing Disposal Requirements (DEQ)
  • Geologist Wins Poster Award (DGLS)
  • Industrial Mineral Search Available (DEQ)
  • Drinking Water Strategy in Print or on Web (DEQ)
  • Helping Farmers Conserve Soil, Water (SWCP)
  • Certified Operator Information Online (DEQ)
  • State Revolving Fund Use Plans Issued (DEQ)
  • EIERA Provides $50,000 for Educational Center (EIERA)

Environmental Notes: Will Future Cruise on Pond Scum?

Time Exposures: Farmer-photographer visits Maramec Iron Works in 1909

Stream Team Notebook: Doing a Good Turn

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Springfield Plateau Grotto: Making a Bat-Friendlier Cave
  • Missouri S&T Energy Team: Tapping the Wind and Sun

Resources to Explore: Washington State Park Sieg (DSP)

Career Connection: Cindy Starke: Coordinating Chaos, Archer (FSD)

One Last Word: Paving the Way, Bandelier (DSP)

Winter 2009 - Vol. 26, No. 1

Front: Mark Twain Lake in Monroe County
Back Cover: Cabin door, ca 1830, at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Director's Comment: Childers - Career summary, future funding for natural resources


  • The Road to ReTIREment, Morrow (DEQ)
  • Watershed of Information, Lovejoy (FSD)
  • Slowing the Flow, Archer (FSD)
  • No Stone Unturned, Archer (FSD)
  • Houses in Rehab, Archer (FSD)

News Briefs:

  • New Historic Site Recalls Civil War (SHPO)
  • Programs Nominated For Governor's Award (DO)
  • Monumental Work Now Under Way (DGLS)
  • Missouri State of the Environment Report 2009 (DO)
  • Ombudsmen Visit 6,000 Sites (DO)
  • Historic Preservation Office 40 Years Old (SHPO)
  • February is Earthquake Awareness Month (DGLS)
  • Million-Dollar Fleet From Taum Sauk Settlement (DSP)
  • Clean Water Initiative Supports Funding (DEQ)
  • Botanical Garden Hosts Anniversary (PR)

Environmental Notes: Plastic Getting Corny?

Time Exposures: Joplin miners faced health hazards in early 1900s.

Stream Team Notebook: Group Home Inspires Young Men

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Don Robinson: Protecting the Land He Loves
  • Wayne and Debbie Corse: Sustainable Farmers

Resources to Explore: Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site, Roggensees (DSP)

Career Connection: Tiffany Campbell: Smog Buster From the Keystone State, Murray (DEQ)

One Last Word: Get Bizzy Saving Energy, Cordray (EC)

Fall 2008 – Vol. 25, No. 3

Front Current River State Park, the buildings of the Alton Club
Back Cover: The new park within the the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Director’s Comment: Childers – Department ombudsmen reach 6,000 contacts in the program’s first three years.


  • Nature and History, Stepenoff (DSP)
  • Exporting Green, Deters (DO)
  • A Historied Creek, Bullard (DO / WRC)
  • Historic Celebration, Zapalac (SHPO)

News Briefs:

  • New Satellite Offices in Northeast Region (FSD)
    Lake of the Ozarks E. Coli Tests Continue (DEQ)
    New Standards Affect Wastewater Treatment Permits (DEQ)
    Water Saving Tips Offered (DEQ)
    Initiative Funds New Drinking Water Grants (DEQ)
    Department Awards Playground Grants (DEQ)
    Missouri Leads Nation in Historic Preservation (SHPO)
    Parkway North On Envirothon Roll (WRC)
    New Parks Office in Kansas City (DSP)

Environmental Notes: Managed Sinkholes Protect Water

Time Exposures: CCC crew at Roaring River State Park in June 1933

Stream Team Notebook: Stream Team Meets President

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Missouri State Highway Patrol: Leading Recyclers
  • Wendell Hall: Taking Charge

Resources to Explore: Morris State Park, Vaughn, Holst (DSP)

Career Connection: Danny Jaco: The Best Job In Law Enforcement, Sieg (DSP)

One Last Word: Planning a New State Park, Holst (DSP)

Spring / Summer 2008 - Vol. 25, No. 2

Front Cover: A large tree at Big Oak Tree State Park near East Prairie
Back Cover: Strange patterns in the Missouri River mud near Huntsdale

Director's Comment: Childers – New department Web pages keep environmental protection consumer-friendly


  • Missouri's Black Gold, Kaden, Duley, Beydler (DGLS)
  • Success at Two Mile Pork, Tremblay (DO)
  • Get Out and Play, Sieg (DSP)
  • A Facelift for Rocky Fork, O'Dell (DEQ)

News Briefs:

  • Eastern Thought Process Protects Midwestern Water Resources (DO
  • Prier's Pioneer Museum Expanded (DO)
  • New Madrid Seismic Zone Conference Set (DGLS)
  • Website Advice On Saving Gas (EC)
  • More Stringent Regs for CAFOs (DEQ)
  • Katy Trail Receives National Recognition (DSP)
  • Book Explores Missouri Geology (DGLS)
  • Grant Program Targets Heritage Properties (SHPO)
  • Missouri River Relief Cleaning Up Again (DEQ)

Environmental Notes: Recycling Still Worth the Effort

Time Exposures: WW II Scrap Paper Collection in Chillicothe

Stream Team Notebook: United for Water Quality in Douglas County

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Parkway Schools: Teaching the Three R's
  • Greg Combs: Peerless Performance

Resources to Explore: Boy Gone Wild! (on the Katy Trail), Balkenbush (DSP)

Career Connection: Darrel Pratte: No Boundaries, Beydler (DGLS)

One Last Word: Testing the Waters, Lovejoy (SWRO)

Winter 2008 – Vol. 25, No. 1

Front Cover: A woven-wire fence announces winter's return on Dec. 11, 2007
Back Cover: The city of Ashland was particularly hard hit during a fierce ice storm

Director's Comment: Gov. Blunt – state park system praise and new park acquisition in Shannon County


  • Change is in the Air, Hobson (DEQ)
  • Funding Fitness, Jaques (DSP)
  • The State of the Environment 2008 Update, Geller (FSD)

News Briefs:

  • Taum Sauk Breach Settlement Reached (DO)
  • Permit Assistant Wins National Award (DEQ)
  • Geological Survey Program Commended (DGLS)
  • Assistance Program Heads Off Problems (FSD)
  • Brownfield Program Rebuilds Communities (EIERA)
  • Drought Relief Approved by U.S.D.A. (DO)
  • No E. Coli Detected in Final 2007 Testing (DEQ)
  • February is Earthquake Awareness Month (DGLS)
  • State Parks Seeks Your Input on Future (DSP)

Environmental Notes: Bottled Water Tapped Out?

Time Exposures: Ha Ha Tonka: Photographed before fire destroyed the mansion

Stream Team Notebook: Dedicating a Decade to Water Quality

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Cecil Fretwell: Watershed Pioneer
  • Thomas Herrmann: Engineering Clean Water

Resources to Explore: "Osage Village and Towosahgy State Historic Sites, Comer and Sieg (DSP)

Career Connection: Unraveling Riddles for Energy Savings, Cordray (DO)

One Last Word: Not Your Grandpa's Windmill, Cordray (DO)

Fall 2007 – Vol. 24, No. 3

Front Cover: The Chocolate-Vanilla Room at Devil's Ice Box
Back Cover: Visitors fishing at Knob Noster State Park

Director's Comment: Childers – Introduces new park in Shannon County and reports on Ombudsman Program and Permit Assistant


  • Diverse Skills Suit Parks' Mission, Balkenbush, Crocker and Fredrickson (DSP)
  • Big Muddy Goes Online, Archer (FSD)
  • CSI: Environment, Deters (DO)

News Briefs:

  • Clean Water Initiative Boosts Communities (DO)
  • "Permit Assistant" Now Available (DO)
  • Recommended for Recreation Grants (DO)
  • Bennett Spring Recycling Asphalt (DSP)
  • Awards to Protect Drinking Water (DEQ)
  • EIERA Funds Brownfield Cleanups (EIERA)
  • Twelve Communities Obtain Water Grants (DEQ)
  • Missouri Receives Brownfields Grants (DEQ)
  • Few Lake Coves Test High for E. Coli (DEQ)
  • No Pesticides in Most Tested Wells (DEQ)

Environmental Notes: Compact Fluorescent vs. Incandescent

Time Exposures: Log farm home near Meramec Springs hosts visitors on July 8, 1919

Stream Team Notebook: Camdenton Teacher Makes a Splash with Stream Team

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Tom Hawley: Environmental Chaplain
  • Ben Knox: Spirit of the River

Resources to Explore: St Joe State Park, Sieg (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Career Connection: Shrinking Resource Equals Growing Field, Archer (FSD)

One Last Word: Tree-planting Effort Sets State Park Record, Holst (DSP)

Spring / Summer 2007 – Vol. 24, No. 2

Front Cover: Rural road in Schuyler Co.
Back Cover: Sunlight reflects off Long Branch Lake near Macon

Director’s Comment: Childers – Show visitors your Show-Me Pride


  • Alternatives – Wastewater Systems for Small Towns, Neher (DEQ)
  • WOW’d in Kansas City, Fredrickson (DSP)
  • Taneycomo’s Pollution Solution, Lovejoy (FSD)

News Briefs:

  • State of the Environment Report Released (DO)
  • Stream Team Data Support Clean River (DEQ)
  • Scrap Tires Aid Water Treatment (DEQ)
  • Missouri River Relief Cleanups (DO)
  • Natural Areas Program Celebrates Anniversary (DSP)
  • Big, Old Tire Dump Cleaned Up (DEQ)
  • Turkey Farmers Win Environmental Award (DO)
  • Online Manuals Help Explain Regulation Process (DEQ)
  • Permit Forms Now Online (DEQ)
  • Statewide Water Trail Would Be Nation’s Longest (DO)
  • AECI Named Wind Co-op of the Year (DO)
  • Safe Disposal of CRT Waste: E-scrap (DEQ)
  • Clean Water Effort Expanded (DEQ)
  • Bird Watching Data on Web (DSP)

Environmental Notes: Flushing Drugs Won’t Stop Environmental Side Effects

Time Exposures: Kansas City’s interurban electric train (KCCCandSTJ) ran from 1913 to 1933

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Arnold Stream Team #211: Meramec River Defenders
  • Kansas City WildLands: Connecting People to Nature

Resources to Explore: Lake Wappapello State Park, Sieg (DSP)

Teacher’s Notebook: Natural Resource Boards Want You, Tremblay (DO)

One Last Word: Watching the Waters – Monitoring Supply to Meet Demand, Archer (FSD)

Winter 2007 – Vol. 24, No. 1

Front Cover: Moon through burr oak branches
Back Cover: Heavy snow on small stream

Director’s Comment: Department Operational Improvements, Public Interaction and Input


  • Environmental Emergency Response Team, Cordray (FSD)
  • Get Down! Putting Missouri’s Underground to Work, Deters (DO) Vandike (DGLS)
  • Meet Rebecca – Cleanups Based on Environmental Risk, Cady (DEQ)

News Briefs:

  • New Satellite Offices Open (FSD)
  • DNR Improves Permit Access (DEQ)
  • Whitmire Micro-Gen MRBCA Cleanup (DEQ)
  • DGLS Hosts Cluster Meeting (DGLS)
  • Governor Honors DNR Employees (DO)
  • Help for Water and Wastewater Systems (DEQ)
  • Parks Director on eFriends (DSP)
  • Ombudsmen Busy During First Year (DO)
  • Popular Scrap Tire Roundup is Back (DEQ)
  • State Funds Sewer, Water Improvements (DEQ; EIERA)

Environmental Notes: Let There be (a Little Less) Light

Time Exposures: Wheat Threshing on Distler Farm – 1960

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Watkins Mill Volunteers: Keeping History Alive
  • Dan Leyland: Clear Water Specialist

Resources to Explore: Bennett Spring State Park, Tucker (DSP)

Teacher’s Notebook: Career Connection: Love of Outdoors Spurred Plan to be a Planner, Sieg (DSP)

One Last Word: Environmental Assistance Visits, Cordray (FSD)

Fall 2006 - Vol. 23, No.3

Cover: Water from Ha Ha Tonka spring flows over bur-reed

Director's Comments: Thanks to Missouri voters for their support of the Parks-and-Soils Sales Tax


  • Missouri Ready to Rock? New Madrid Fault a National Priority, (DGLS staff)
  • Marshfield - A City in Control, Tremblay (DO)
  • Making the Right Connections, Cordray (FSD)

News Briefs:

  • Green Building Takes the LEED® (DO)
  • Mueller Named Water Resources Director (DO)
  • DNR and EPA vs. SSOs (DEQ)
  • Missouri State Parks Camper Awards Program Announced (DSP)
  • Department Recognized for Flexible Permits (DEQ)
  • New Watershed Group Sets Agenda for Lake of the Ozarks (DO)
  • Harris Honored by Deputy Drug Czar (FSD)
  • Survey Shows IAVs Helpful to Missouri Businesses (DEQ)
  • Low-Interest Loans Awarded to Missouri Schools and Communities (DO)

Environmental Notes: What You Know Can Help Protect the Environment

Time Exposures: The Martin Hotel in Versailles, 1884

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Terry Whaley: Ozark Trail Blazer
  • Tom Judge: Cleanup Follow-up

Resources to Explore: Van Meter State Park, Durbin (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Seeking Energy - New Curriculum Provides Path, Hopkins (FSD)

One Last Word: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Retire, Westmoreland (DO)

Spring/Summer 2006 - Vol. 23, No. 2

Front Cover: Aerial view of Taum Sauk Reservoir breach

Back Cover: Dogwoods in bloom

Director's Comments: Childers -- Visit a park this spring; Taum Sauk update; parks-and-soils sales tax; DNR Green Building award


  • Missouri's Parks-and-Soils Sales Tax, Holst (DSP); Tempinson (DEQ)
  • Terracing Tradition, Saving Soil is a Family Practice, Tempinson (DEQ)
  • Unnatural Disaster, Tremblay (DO)

News Briefs:

  • New Approach Helps Solve Old Problems (FSD)
  • Third Satellite Office Opens (FSD)
  • Ombudsman Program Fills Final Position (DO)
  • New Geologic Maps Released (DGLS)
  • Districts Receive Conservation Awards (DEQ)
  • Katy Trail Deadline Nears (DSP)
  • Grant Benefits Missouri Trails (DSP)
  • Governors Call for E85 Vehicles (DO)
  • Yearning for a Yurt? (DSP)

Environmental Notes: Small Batteries Fuel Hard-Charging Lifestyle

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Unlimited Play Playground - Natalie and Todd Blakemore
  • Variety Wonderland Playground - Dennis and Judith Jones

Time Exposures: Cape Girardeau's Mississippi Riverfront suffers many 20th century floods

Resources to Explore: Crowder State Park, Sieg (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Career Connection: Water Protection - A Job for the Ages, Meredith (DEQ)

One Last Word: Show-Me Missouri State Parks - Katy Trail Challenge, Fredrickson (DSP)

Winter 2006 - Vol. 23, No. 1

Front Cover: Historic Busch Stadium Demolition

Back Cover: Aquila's Sibley Generating Station near Kansas City

Director's Comments: Childers -- Missouri competing with other states for rights to use of Missouri River


  • Award-Winning Interpretation: A State Park Tradition, Mooney (DSP)
  • Heated Competition, Tempinson (DEQ)
  • Missouri Water ... In High Demand, Drew, Rouse (DO-Water Resources)

News Briefs:

  • Ribbon Cutting Launches Maryville Satellite Office (FSD)
  • Morris State Park Dedicated in Bootheel (DSP)
  • Ombudsmen Offer Compliance Assistance (DO)
  • Volunteers Dedicate a Decade to Stream Quality (DEQ)
  • New Online Tour Reservation System (DSP)
  • Water Systems That Fail to Test (DEQ)
  • Compliance Assistance Before Inspection (DEQ)
  • Reservoir Failure Floods State Park (sidebar)
  • Teachers Receive Water Education Award (DEQ)

Environmental Notes: Caring for Your PET (important to recycle plastic containers with the "PET" symbol)

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Jane Bishop: Environmental Protector
  • Holly Neill: Water Values

Time Exposures: Back roads to Elephant Rocks in summer 1935

Resources to Explore: Roaring River State Park, Sieg (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Discover a Watershed' A Sound Example, Pitts (FSD)

One Last Word: Southern Housepitality, Lovejoy (FSD)

Fall 2005 - Vol. 22, No. 3

Front Cover: Sunset over lake

Back Cover: Fall leaves in woods

Director's Comments: Childers -- Value of public input; environmental protection with economic growth


  • Making Clear Decisions About Source Water Protection, Scott (DEQ)
  • It's a Matter of Opinion, Fredrickson (DSP)
  • Crop-ortunities (DO-Energy)

News Briefs:

  • Summer 2005 Drought Worst in 17 years (DO-Water, DGLS)
  • St. Louis School Gets Solar Array (DO-Energy)
  • Natural Missouri Revealed in Book (DSP)
  • New Camper Cabins in Some Parks (DSP)
  • Ignoring Gender Roles Wins Jobs Recognition (DGLS)
  • Missouri-Arkansas Border Redefined (DGLS)
  • Scrap Tire Cleanups Funded by Renewed Fee (DEQ)
  • Biomass Report Available Online (DO-Energy)
  • Missouri Has New 50-cent Battery Fee (DEQ)

Environmental Notes: New Face for an Old Flame (wood-burning stoves)

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Wayne Brown (contractor remediated illegal dump)
  • Joe Pitts

Time Exposures: Washington Hotel, Greenfield

Resources to Explore: "Katy Trail State Park, Durbin (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Career Connection: A Job You Can Really Dig, Sieg (DSP)

One Last Word: Recognizing Diversity, Tremblay (DO-Communications)

Spring/Summer 2005 - Vol. 22, No. 2

Cover: Summer sky and clouds

Director's Comments: Childers -- Introduction; plans for department; parks-and-soils sales tax


  • Bike to Work -- Getting the Cycle Started, Archer (OAC)
  • Hold Your Ground ... BMPs Stop Erosion; Keep Water Clean, Frazier (OAC)
  • Trash Cams" Nab Dumpers -- Provide Evidence for Local Enforcement, Abbott (ALPD)

News Briefs:

  • Saving Green on Gasoline (OAC)
  • Teachers Win Water Education Award (WPSCD)
  • Bike Trails Rate B+; Brochure Details 300-mile Ozark Trail (DSP)
  • Passport Adventures Lead to State Parks (DSP)
  • Water Pollution Grants Offered (WPSCD)
  • 'Tis the Season For Ozone (ALPD)
  • Tire Fire Risk Continues to Grow (ALPD)
  • New DNR Director To Address Waste Conference (EIERA)
  • Fuel-saving Vehicles Tour the State (OAC)

Environmental Notes: Don't Lose Your Shirt -- Recycle It!

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Blue Springs South High School
  • Darren Schroepfer, well driller

Time Exposures: Missouri River dikes and industry -- Kansas City, 1900

Resources to Explore: Of Grave Concern, Fredrickson (DSP) [Cemeteries of 19th-century Missouri governors]

Teacher's Notebook: Food For Thought, Lubbers (OAC)

One Last Word: Make That Call ... It Helps Us All, Bungart (ALPD)

Winter 2005 - Vol. 22, No. 1

Front Cover: Courtney Thompson and Olivia Cavataio plant an oak tree at Edward "Ted" and Pat Jones-Confluence Point State Park.

Back Cover: Frozen groundwater from a roadside seep is a common winter sight in many parts of Missouri.

Director's Comment: Mahfood - State of Environment report and departure message


  • Natural Resource Protection "1904, Bullard (Watershed Committee of the Ozarks)
  • River Kids, Hopkins (OAC)
  • Lose That Lagoon, Miles (University of Missouri-Columbia)

News Briefs:

  • New Trail Opens at Table Rock State Park
  • St. Louis Convention Center Cleanup Done
  • St. Joseph Water Company First MEMP Advanced Partner
  • New Mountain View Wastewater Treatment Facility Up and Running
  • Water Resources Law Annual Report Released in New Format
  • New Sand and Gravel Rules Protect Water Quality
  • Osage Indian Exhibit Open at Arrow Rock
  • Children's Garden to Open at Botanical Garden
  • Discovery Center Museum to Go Green in Springfield

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Watershed Committee of the Ozarks
  • Barbara Lucks

E-Notes: Plastic Shopping Bags: Landfill Liabilities

Time Exposures: Ferry Crossings

Resources to Explore: Castlewood State Park" Love (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Career Connection: Net Gains Web Maintainer is a Designing Woman, Schilling (WPSCD)

One Last Word: A Vote for Accountability, Westmoreland and Deters (OAC)

Fall 2004 - Vol. 21, No. 3

Front Cover: A view of the Capitol dome from the rotunda is one of the many sites that greet visitors to the Capitol Museum.

Back Cover: 75 million gallons of water drained in a matter of days when a sinkhole opened in Lake Chesterfield in St. Louis County.

Director's Comment: Mahfood - The signing of four important environmental bills that will have a significant impact on the way we do business.


  • A Helping Hand for Supply and Demand, Allan (EIERA)
  • Rediscovering the Wind, Anderson (OAC)
  • Green Savings: Lewis and Clark State Office Building, Deters (OAC)
  • Earthquakes: Geologists in the Trenches, Engeln (DO) and Palmer (DGLS)

News Briefs:

  • Learn More About Your Drinking Water
  • Department Grant Helps Fund Stream Education
  • Department Resumes Dam Inspections
  • Landmark Agreement With Drey Family Offers Unique Backcountry Experience
  • Geologic Hazard Drains 23-acre Lake Chesterfield
  • Southeast Missouri Boundary Issue Settled
  • Energy Loans for 21 Projects Total $6.58 Million
  • EIERA Supports Greeting Card Program
  • Report Will Detail State of Missouri's Environment
  • Department Wins National Award With MoDot
  • Solid Waste Fee Reallocated

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Camdenton Middle School
  • Michael Bradford

E-Notes: Waste Tire Cleanups on Hold - Responsibilities Remain

Time Exposures: Navigation on the Missouri River

Resources to Explore: Missouri's Covered Bridges - A Link to Days Gone By, Sieg (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Where Does It Flow?, Hopkins (OAC)

One Last Word: Louisiana Tour of Treasures, Cordray (OAC)

Spring / Summer 2004 - Vol. 21, No. 2

Front Cover: At the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, the artist's studio remains unchanged since his death.

Back Cover: The Penguin and Puffin Coast exhibit at the Saint Louis Zoo offers visitors an up-close look at these strange Antarctic birds

Director's Comment: Mahfood - Lewis and Clark celebrating; park openings


  • For the Record, Dillon and Currier (DSP)
  • Partnering For Productive Reuse, Rice (ALPD)
  • Resource Preservation Gone Wild, Kugler (OAC)

News Briefs:

  • Grant Helps Dairy Producers
  • Improved Campgrounds Ready For Summer
  • MoDOT Earns $180,500 in Biodiesel Funds
  • Air Program Permits Undergo Streamlining
  • Boonville Water System Fails
  • State Park System Seeks Public Input
  • Cleaner Water On Tap For East Prairie
  • Go Solar Program Energizes Schools
  • Cameras in Alleys "Looking" Good
  • Detailed Geology Atlas Released on CD

Resource Honor Roll: Grain Valley High School

E-Notes: Mercury-content Products Present Disposal Challenge

Time Exposures: Elephant Rock State Park

Resources to Explore: "Footsteps on the Frontier, Sieg (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: "From the Ground Down, Martin (WPSCD)

One Last Word: On-the-spot Savings, Westmoreland (OAC)

Winter 2004 - Vol. 21, No. 1

Wrap Cover: Hoarfrost coats the winter landscape in Callaway County

Director's Comment: Mahfood - Environmental protection supports economic growth


  • Rediscovery, Holst (DSP)
  • Past Considerations, Patterson (OAC)
  • "Caring Concern, Deters (OAC)

News Briefs:

  • EMI Training for Local Governments
  • State Parks Benefit Missouri's Economy
  • Online Database for E-Emergencies
  • Hazardous Waste Fee Extension Meetings
  • Solid Waste Tonnage Fee
  • Tree Planting Project Improves River Bottoms
  • Springfield Program Invests in Wind
  • Missouri Wind Resource Maps Released
  • More Campgrounds Accept Reservations
  • Brownfield Site Wins EPA's Phoenix Award
  • Truman State Starts Glass Recycling

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Brad Harris
  • Tim Thorn

E-Notes: A Barrel of Oil: The Rest of the Story

Time Exposures: Columbia Power Plant

Resources to Explore: Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Webb (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Big River Educational Workshops, Hopkins (OAC)

One Last Word: Holding in the Heat, Cordray (OAC)

Fall 2003 - Vol. 20, No. 2

Front Cover: A colorful fall canopy encloses Roby Farm Road in western Boone County.

Back Cover: The Fountain of the Centaurs at the Missouri State Capitol.

Director's Comment: Mahfood - The importance of our dwindling natural resource funding.


  • Cultivating Partnerships, Totten (WPSC)
  • The Price of Power - Energy Market Fuels Cost at Pump, Cordray (OAC)
  • Rock Solid for a Century and a Half, Gillman, Vandike and Duley (DGLS)

News Briefs:

  • Department Grant Fights Pollution
  • Surf the Web; Clean a Stream
  • Waste Tire Fee Not Renewed
  • New Trail Opens at Morris State Park
  • Birds Are Focus of Initiative
  • Holden Appoints Two to Board
  • Environmental Excellence Award Winners Named
  • Governor Receives Energy Council Recommendations
  • Mahfood Accepts EPA Appointment

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Sherry Kempf
  • Dave Mosby

E-Notes: It’s Not PC … to Trash PCs

Time Exposures: Bethany Soil Erosion Experiment Station

Resources to Explore: Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Sieg (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Working Where People Play, Sieg (DSP)

One Last Word: State Building Runs on 'Star' Power, Archer (OAC)

Spring / Summer 2003 - Vol. 20, No. 1

Front Cover: Sun shines through a cottonwood

Back Cover: The new Lafarge cement plant

Director's Comment: Mahfood - Department Funds Many Projects


  • Lab on a Ladder, Yronwode (ALPD)
  • A Growing Proposition, Boschert (WPSC)
  • That Sinking Feeling - a Void, a Collapse, Vandike (DGLS)

News Briefs:

  • MR Publication Schedule Reduced
  • Air Program Director Named
  • St. Louis Area Redesignated For Ozone Standard
  • New Park Named, 865 Acres Added
  • Building Awarded Efficiency Label
  • Reservation System Helps Campers Plan
  • New Maps For Well Drillers
  • EIERA Supports Low-income Energy Program
  • Waste Tires And West Nile
  • New Baseline Assists Surveyos
  • Low-interest Loans for Sewer Project
  • New WebCam Tracks Progress
  • New Hazardous Waste Director

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Jim D. Morris
  • Katheryn Shields

E-Notes: Old Cell Phones Get a Second Chance

Time Exposures: Missouri Lumber and Mining Company

Resources to Explore: Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Miller (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Oily Obligation - DIYs Play Critical Environmental Role, Lubbers (OAC)

One Last Word: Biopower to the People, Cordray (OAC)

Winter 2002-2003 - Vol. 19, No. 4

Front Cover: The Felix Vallé State Historic Site

Back Cover: Missouri river at Busch Landing near Hartsburg

Director's Comment: Mahfood - Department Funds Many Projects


  • Suitcases Packed With Memories, Sieg (DSP)
  • Missouri's Soil Survey 100 Years in the Making, Bowman (DGLS)
  • The Business of Nature, Archer (OAC)
  • Missouri River Relief '02 (OAC)

News Briefs:

  • State Parks Reservations Made Easier
  • Surfin's Up
  • Renewable Energy Conference Set
  • Conference Honors Clean Water Act
  • OhmMapper — Where Art Thou?
  • Timber Talk
  • Missouri Sends Envirothon Team
  • Repairs Close Visitor Center
  • Earth Science Week Recognized
  • Adopt-the-Shoreline Reaches "Miles-stone"

Resource Honor Roll:

  • 2002 Winners State FFA Awards
  • William and Carol Norton

E-Notes: It's Healthy to Retire Your Own Waste Tire Collection

Time Exposures: The Laclede Power Company of St. Louis

Resources to Explore: Geologically Grand, the Peculiar Geology of Grand Gulf State Park, Seeger (DGLS)

Teacher's Notebook: Soil Sense, Stinson (SWCP)

One Last Word: Icy Anniversary, Fett (KCRO)

Fall 2002 - Vol. 19, No. 3

Front Cover: The Jefferson City Correctional Center

Back Cover: A summer thunderstorm going across the Missouri River bottom

Director's Comment: Mahfood - Green Building


  • Sustainable Design, Archer (OAC)
  • Beyond the Bars,e Beetem (OAC)
  • KC Discovery Center, Mahfood (DO) and Hoskins (MDC)

News Briefs:

  • Elk River Compost Project Gets Grant
  • Local Government Workshops Offered
  • Backpacking on the Ozark Trail
  • Compliance Goal of New Program
  • Water Resources Report Released
  • Lewis and Clark State Historic Site Added
  • Pregracke Accepts Cleanup Award
  • Westphalia New Population Center
  • Halmich Donation Makes a Point
  • Missouri’s New Drought Plan
  • Microfinish Wins EPA Honor

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Clarence Cannon Wholesale Water Commission
  • Anita Gorman

E-Notes: Recycling Glass: Costs Cut Sharply Into Profits

Time Exposures: The St. Louis Under-Water Recovery team at Big Spring in Carter County, 1960

Resources to Explore: Missouri's Ecological Sections, Currier (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: The EarthWays Home ­ An Urban "Green" House, Ponzi (Missouri Botanical Garden)

One Last Word: A Matter of Will, Berkebile (Berkebile, Nelson, Immenschuh and McDowell Architects)

Summer 2002 - Vol. 19, No.2

Front Cover: Butterfly Bluff in the Meramec Mosaic Natural Area.

Back Cover: A controlled burn at Sam A. Baker State Park.

Director's Comment: Mahfood - Budget.


  • Heavy Metal Matters, Knight (WPSC)
  • Exotic Plants Threaten Missouri’s State Parks, Currier (DSP)
  • Missouri’s Rising Star, Cordray (OAC)

News Briefs:

  • Conference on Clean Water
  • Ozone Season In St. Louis
  • Doe Run Settlement Includes Buyout
  • 100-year Soil Survey Complete
  • Passport Program Explores State's Geologic Wonders
  • 10 Million Tires Removed Since '96
  • Program Enhances Camper Safety
  • Environmental Educators Meet
  • Recycling Groups Meet in St. Louis
  • Grants Reward Recycling Firms
  • EPA Looking For Nominations
  • Spring River Gets Cleanup Help

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Betty Broemmelsiek
  • Lori Ann Hargis

E-Notes: Focus on Eyeglasses: Reuse or Recycle?

Time Exposures: Reenactment of a 1864 Civil War battle at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site.

Resources to Explore: Meramec Mosaic Natural Area Natural Area, Currier (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Career Connection: Living in the Past, Sieg (DSP)

One Last Word: Centennial Tree Has Earth Day Roots, Beydler (ALPO)

Spring 2002 - Vol. 19, No.1

Wrap Cover: The City Hospital in St. Louis is an example of a brownfield.

Director's Comment: Mahfood - Herculaneum and departmental outreach efforts.


  • Brownfields Diamonds in the Rough, Cady and Chibnall (ALPD)
  • Healing Springs, Bullard (DSP)
  • Recycling Economics, Allan (EIERA)
  • Impaired Waters, Madras (WPSC)

News Briefs:

  • Partnership To Help Printing Industry
  • Young Retires From Department
  • Department Joins Earth Day Events
  • Hog Producer Reaches Settlement in Pollution Suits
  • Lewis and Clark Workshop Planned
  • Geologist Groups Meet In St. Louis
  • Voluntary Cleanup Program Issues 100th Clean Letter
  • Billion Dollar Boost
  • Industrial Minerals Subject of Forum

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Earth Angels
  • Norborne High School

E-Notes: Taking a Byte Out of Solid Waste

Time Exposures: The Civilian Conservation Corps at Cuivre River State Park

Resources to Explore: St. Francois Mountains Natural Area, Currier (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Coal Cookies, Hopkins (OAC)

One Last Word: Are You Up to the Challenge?, Goggins (OAC)

Winter 2001-2002 - Vol. 18, No. 4

Front Cover: Ice floes on the Missouri River.

Back Cover: Kansas City's Union Station.

Director's Comment: Mahfood - Our world has changed.


  • Barging In, Berry (OAC)
  • Choosing to Change: Bridging the Gap Leads the Way,y Berry (OAC)
  • Recreation Within Reach, Sieg (DSP)
  • Stormwater Runoff: It's Not Just Water Under The Bridge, Schroeder (WPSC)

News Briefs:

  • St. Louis Area Set to be WOWed
  • Gateway Clean Air Reaches Milestone
  • Waste Generation Tied to Economy
  • Times Beach, Other Sites Dropped From List
  • Trail, Overlook Enhance Parks
  • New Loan Program Given High Rating

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Ted Curtis
  • Ridge Meadows Elementary School

E-Notes: Environmental Santa-tation

Time Exposures: The Circle Lead Mine in Oronogo

Resources to Explore: Table Rock State Park, Hartley (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Career Connection: Geologist, Berry (OAC)

One Last Word: Resource Protection - Now More Than Ever, Patterson (DO)

Fall 2001 - Vol. 18, No. 3

Front Cover: Lake Taneycomo as it flows past a residential neighborhood.

Back Cover: A dam is reflected in lake waters.

Director's Comment: Mahfood - The Department of Natural Resources reorganization is outlined.


  • The White River Basin; Sharing the Resource Means Sharing the Protection, Sheridan (DEQ)
  • The Four Rs of Reeds Spring High School,Tremblay (DEQ)
  • Battling the Big Chill; Weatherization Program Celebrates 25th Year, Cordray (EC)

News Briefs:

  • Missouri River Cleanup is Oct. 6
  • EPA Approves Clean Air Plans
  • Solar Water Pumps For Cattle
  • Solar Cars Spin Through State
  • Soybeans to Power Bi-State Buses
  • Workshop Receives Program Grant
  • Locust Creek Wins National Award
  • Banks Elected New EIERA Chairman

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Mike Collins
  • Diana Sheridan

E-Notes: Light Housekeeping

Time Exposures: The Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Railroad

Resources to Explore: Iliniwek Village State Historic Site, Grantham (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Leopold, the Landscape and Learning, Lubbers (DEQ)

One Last Word: A Ranger's Shift - No Walk in the Park, Berry (DAS)

Summer 2001 - Vol. 18, No. 2

Front Cover: Man fishing at Bennett Spring State Park.

Back Cover: Inside an abandoned powerhouse at Weldon Spring

Director's Comments: Mahfood - The department is making plans to improve processes and change its organizational structure.


  • In the Spirit of St. Louis; Urban Outreach Office Takes Flight, Stone (DO)
  • A Credit to History, Berry (DAS)
  • Farewell to Arms, Huckstep (DEQ)

News Briefs:

  • VERA Comes to Aid of Motorists
  • Three in a Row For State Parks
  • Relic Returned
  • Cool Cash For Cabinet Company
  • Department Helps Train Law Officers
  • Core Library Doubles in Size
  • Passport Theme Salutes Famous Missourians
  • Solid Waste Plan Goes Public

Resource Honor Roll: Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden director

Time Exposures: Elephant Rocks State Park

Environmental Notes: Creating Cool

Resources to Explore: Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site, Sieg and Beckett (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Career Connection: Air Force' Engineer, Berry (DAS)

One Last Word: Rustic Revival, Sieg (DSP)

Spring 2001 - Vol. 18, No. 1

Front Cover: Nearly 200 years ago, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed this spot on the Missouri River near Hartsburg.

Back Cover: The devil blows hot and cold in Missouri with ovens and places like Devil's Icebox at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

Director's Comments: Mahfood - New state park at the Missouri, Mississippi rivers confluence.


  • Answers From Above; Satellites Relay Groundwater Data, Vandike (DGLS)
  • Current History; Recalling Lewis and Clark's River Adventure, Denny (DSP)
  • Risky Business; Managing Methamphetamine Cleanups, Harris (DEQ)

News Briefs:

  • Earth Day Events Appeal to Students
  • Unionville Company Receives Grant
  • Database Plots Missouri's Springs
  • Confluence Becomes Newest State Park
  • Web Site Available to Report Dumping
  • Katy Trail Ride Registration Open
  • Outreach Office Director Honored

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Bob Berkebile, Architect Department of Natural Resources Green Building
  • Elk River Advisory Committee

Time Exposures: The Vital Ste. Gemme Beauvais House

Environmental Notes: Composting Gives Nature a Nudge

Resources to Explore: Thousand Hills State Park, Sieg (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Students Quizzing Students, Pitts (DEQ)

One Last Word: Speak of the Devil, Weaver (DGLS)

Winter 2000-01 - Vol. 17, No. 4

Front Cover: The Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City

Back Cover: A turkey tail mushroom at Pershing State Park

Director's Comments: Mahfood - The deaths of Gov. Carnahan and Mahfood's grandmother


  • Out of the Woods; Task Force Examines Forest Protection, Schuette (DEQ) and Weiss (DO)
  • Going with the Flow; Urban Stream Management Takes A More Natural Course, Vogt (DEQ)
  • The Chief; Big Man; Bigger Mission, Weaver (DGLS)

News Briefs:

  • EIERA Contracts for Compost Study
  • New Equestrian Trail Opens
  • Upgrades Improve Mapping Capability
  • Watershed Data Pooled at Forum
  • "eFriends" Stay In Touch With Parks
  • DNR Joins Meth Battle
  • Program Helps Cut Water Pollution
  • Recycling Expert Conducts Seminar

Resource Honor Roll: The late Gov. Mel Carnahan's environmental record

Time Exposures: Historic photos sought

Resources to Explore: Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home, Neeley (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Fact or Fiction? Test Your E-IQ, Schneider (DEQ)

One Last Word: Inherently Unequal, Berry (DAS)

Fall 2000 - Vol. 17, No. 3

Front Cover: A sugar maple in Boone County

Back Cover: Creek reflects leaves at Sam A. Baker State Park

Director's Comments: Mahfood - Fuel prices, drought


  • Amazing Graze; Rotation Improves Pasture and Herd, Stinson and Oerly (DEQ)
  • Gateway to Clean Air; St Louis Region Battles Auto Emissions, Cordray (DEQ)
  • Loan Program Lightens Energy Burden; Cities, Schools Redirect Savings, Muench and Cryderman (EC)

News Briefs:

  • Heating Fuels in Short Supply
  • EIERA Supports Research Project
  • Dursban, Lorsban Phase-out Begins
  • New Teaching Materials Available
  • Dam Safety Gets Gator, Beaver
  • Katy Trail Legacy Earns Recognition
  • Digital Geologic Mapping Begins
  • State Park Sees Improvements
  • EIERA Staffer to Lead MORA

Resource Honor Roll:

  • David J. Lyons, DaimlerChrysler energy planning manager spearheaded landfill gas project
  • Marc Ramsey, vice president Fred Weber Inc. Landfill

Environmental Notes: Where the Wild Things Grow (JCRO wildflower garden)

Resources to Explore: Montauk State Park, Bray (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Home Safe Home? Keeping Children Safe from Household Hazards, Lubbers (DEQ)

One Last Word: Old Chain, New Links, (Old Chain of Rocks Bridge) Berry (DAS)

Summer 2000 - Vol. 17, No. 2

Wrap Cover: The Colosseum Trail at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Director's Comments: Mahfood - Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether, Missouri River Master Manual


  • Reading, Writing … and Rappelling, WOW Yourself at Outdoors School, Sieg (DSP)
  • To Catch a Thief, Muench (EC)
  • Wriggler Roundup, Worm Wrangler Lassos Waste, Tremblay (DEQ)

News Briefs:

  • Water Use Report for Northeast Missouri
  • $52 Million Authorized for Water Projects
  • Air Conservationist of the Year Named
  • Open Burning More Dangerous
  • Gasoline Prices to Decline (a little)
  • $50,000 Awarded to St. Louis Firm
  • Trek Celebrates Tallgrass Prairie
  • State Watersheds Conference Slated
  • Annual Earth Hero Award Winner
  • Observation Well Network Expanded

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Ralph Manley, Springfield contractor
  • Susannah Fuchs, American Lung Association Air Quality program director

Environmental Notes: Creature Comforts (Water gardens offer wildlife habitat)

Resources to Explore: Boone's Lick State Historic Site, Dickey (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Linked to the Land - Connected to the Country, Pitts (DEQ)

One Last Word: Passport to Discovery, (State Park Millennium Passport Program) Holst (DSP)

Spring 2000 - Vol. 17, No. 1

Front Cover: Redbud tree blooms in Callaway County

Back Cover: Dogwood tree along Black River at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

Director's Comments: Mahfood - Gateway Clean Air Program


  • Partners in Protection; Water Quality Projects No Longer Hostage to Indifference, Eskens (DEQ)
  • Investing in the Past; Tax Credits Spark Rehabilitation, Miles (DSP)
  • From the Hills to the Grills; Charcoal Production in the Ozarks, Yronwode (DEQ)

News Briefs:

  • Annual Water Report Issued
  • New Exhibit Opens at State Museum
  • Boardwalk Provides Access to Canyon
  • Gateway Clean Air Program Launches This Spring
  • Energy Center Forges Business Partnership
  • Morris State Park Joins DNR
  • Digital Land Survey Information Available
  • Governor Extends Committee's Work
  • EIERA Awards $48,750 for Farm Compost Project

Resource Honor Roll:

  • Marty Haynes, Thousand Hills State Park bike path creator
  • Gene Russell, coordinates Green Power Program for Utilicorp

Environmental Notes: Planting for Preservation (Utilizing native species)

Resources to Explore: Prairie State Park, Hendrickson (DSP)

Teacher's Notebook: Playground ReTIREment Homes, Newland (freelance writer)

One Last Word: A Shift in Thinking, (Missouri hog production) Patterson (DO)