The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has been taking care of Missouri’s natural resources since 1974 or longer. The department was created on July 1 under the Omnibus State Reorganization Act of 1974.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many, we have made significant improvements to our state's air, land and water quality. With your help, we've been able to help improve Missouri's natural resources and public health giving us all great reason to pause and celebrate a successful 40th anniversary in 2014. We will continue to work together to provide all Missourians a healthy environment in which to live, work and enjoy the outdoors.