Missouri's land and geology are essential natural resources. From surface topsoil to underground caves, land supports all human activities. Land supports resources like industrial and metallic minerals, oil, water, vegetation, animals and trees supplying oxygen and wood. The food we eat depends on the soil in which it is grown. Limestone and minerals are used in constructing buildings and roads. Minerals in our food, drinks and items we use every day contribute to the high quality of life we enjoy.

Protecting these resources is important to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Geological activities and best soil conservation practices of farmers and landowners affects the daily life of every person in the state. The decisions we make also contribute to the economy of our state. Unearth more about Missouri's land.