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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.

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Fall 2014

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Stuart Westmoreland

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Belinda Hughes

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Scott Myers

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Andrew Richmond

Circulation
Luke Petree
Shannon Hutton

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

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Sara Parker Pauley director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources image and link to Director's Column article in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine.Director's Column
by Sara Parker Pauley

I'm reminded that change is a core element of life each fall as the stunning palette of colors reveals itself on Missouri's hillsides. We all enjoy the brilliant yellow and bold red leaves displayed by the maple and oak trees. However, I also appreciate the deep browns and muted burnt sienna that frames the landscape far in the distance. it takes those deeper more muted shades working in harmony to create the middle tint of automn's scenery - allowing the brilliant colors to shine even brighter. Continue reading >>

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Log 100 Missouri Miles in 2014 image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources-Fall 2014 magazineLog 100 Missouri Miles in 2014
by Steph Deidrick

in 2013, participants in the Governor's 100 Missouri Miles Challenge logged enough miles to circle the Earth 46 times - that's 1.2 million miles! in 2014, the challenge includes new conversions for turning more of your activities into qualifying miles. Continue reading >>  
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Looking Below the Surface image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Fall 2014Looking Below the Surface
by Justin Davis

The Missouri Geological Survey's educational water well doesn't just explain what goes on below the surface of a drinking water well - it shows you. A clear PVC well casing and "down-hole camera" offer an up-close look at our groundwater resources - and why we work to protect them. Continue reading >>  
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The Year of the Trail story image and link to this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Fall 2014The Year of the Trail
by Megan Hopkins

Voted "Best Trails State" in 2013, Missouri is celebrating 2014 as "The Year of the Trail." With nearly 1,000 miles of trails in 85 state parks and historic sites, more are added each year for hiking, biking, paddling, horseback riding and all-terrain use. Continue reading >>

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Explore Missouri - Fall in Missouri State Parks image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Fall 2014Explore Missouri -
Fall in Missouri State Parks

by Megan Hopkins

Fall campouts, nature programs and haunted hikes are among the events guests can enjoy in Missouri State Parks this October. Continue reading >>

Top Spots to Mountain Bile image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Fall 2014Top Spots - Top Spots to Mountain Bike

Mountain biking is a unique way to get outdoors and enjoy nature, while having some fun and even getting in a good workout. Continue reading >>

Highlight Trails at Arrow Rock State Historic site image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Fall 2014Trails Highlight - River Landing Trail at Arrow Rock State Historic Site

At one time, the river landing was the hub of Arrow Rock commercial activity and the site of several warehouses. Continue reading >>

Being a Good Neighbor image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Fall 2014...butnotleast - A Plan for the Future
by Renee Bungart

Living life in a small town has many advantages for the families that call them home. I grew up playing outdoors, building forts in the woods, exploring nearby creeks and quenching my thirst straight from the garden hose or well pump. Continue reading >>

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