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.

Missouri Resources magazine Summer 2014 issue

Summer 2014

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Stuart Westmoreland

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Scott Myers

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Andrew Richmond

Luke Petree
Shannon Hutton

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Larry Archer
Andrea Balkenbush
Hylan Beydler
Renee Bungart
Steph Deidrick
Stuart Westmoreland

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Director Sara Parker Pauley photoDirector's Column
by Sara Parker Pauley

As the Missouri Department of Natural Resources celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, I have been reflecting on our many environmental accomplishments and achievements realized during the last four decades. These successes are reflected in improved air, land, water quality and soil resources. Continue reading >>


Missouri Resources photo about Battle of Island Mound State Historic SiteReady, Aim, Action!
by Tom Uhlenbrock

A documentary now brings the story of an 1862 Civil War skirmish to the big screen. It also sets the historical record straight. Continue reading >>  
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Missouri Resources photo about Where Does the Water GoWhere Does the
Water Go?

by Jerry Prewett

The subsurface geology of Missouri is porous, with cracks, crevices and thousands of caves and springs. Continue reading >>  
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Missouri Resources photo about DNR 40 YearsDNR 40 Years - 1974 -2014
by Andrea Balkenbush

The Department of Natural Resources was born in 1974, but the seeds of natural resource protection were sowed decades before. Continue reading >>
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Missouri Resources photo about Coal Miner's WaterCoal Miner's Water
by Mike Mueller and Van Beydler

Reclaiming 40 acres of coal mine lands was a tall order. Now, western Callaway County is healthier and more productive. Continue reading >>



Missouri Resources photo about Explore MO Be Bear AwareExplore Missouri -
Be Bear Aware

by Tom Uhlenbrock

A wild animal largely missing from Missouri's woods for nearly a century is making a comeback, and Missouri State Parks is preparing for its return. Continue reading >>
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Missouri Resources photo about Top Spots to KayakTop Spots - Top Spots to Kayak

There's no better way to escape the heat than spending a day on a kayak or canoe. Four Missouri state parks offer boat rentals for visitors who want to explore the Ozark's pristine floating streams. Continue reading >>

Missouri Resources photo about Trails HighlightTrails Highlight - 1,000 Steps Trail

In Washington State Park, visitors can enjoy both nature and history on the 1.5 mile 1,000 Steps Trail. Continue reading >>

Missouri Resources photo But not Least...butnotleast - A Plan for the Future
by Van Beydler

For the past 30 years, a portion of the parks, soils and water sales tax has been used for Missouri landowners to install soil and water consrvation practices through the state cost-share program. Continue reading >>

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