Missouri’s land benefits us as it is used for a variety of purposes including agriculture, mineral production, recreation and more. We depend on healthy soil. We work with Missouri landowners to install soil and water conservation practices that protect soil, which consequently improves water quality by reducing sedimentation in rivers and streams. We work with industry professionals in identifying mineral resources and we ensure the beneficial restoration of mined lands in the protection of public health, safety and the environment. Sources that contaminate our land can impact agriculture and recreation opportunities in Missouri. You can take simple steps to help protect our land resources. You also can make your voice heard by attending public meetings and hearings, and commenting on public notices that affect our land resources and support our economy. We invite you to help us make a difference.