Missouri Resources Magazine
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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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Stuart Westmoreland

Design Director
Belinda Hughes

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Ben Nickelson

Public Information Coordinator
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

Life is a journey with problems to solve and lessons to learn. When we are faced with these challenges along the way, we can react one of two ways - give up out of frustration or persevere and realize they are only temporary setbacks. How we choose to react and the decisions we make will determine the outcome of our journey. Continue reading >>

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dnr40 Photo Contest Winners image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources-Winter 2015 magazinednr40 Photo Contest Winners
by Renee Bungart

The photos are in and the votes are tallied. The top four are featured from our contest categories: Natural Resources, People and the Environment and Special Places. Continue reading >>  

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The Hole Story image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Winter 2015The Hole Story
by Larry Archer

Not all sinkholes are created equal. One Greene County sinkhole turned out to be a catastrophe-in-waiting. Continue reading >>  

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Winter Birding in Missouri State Parksl story image and link to this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Winter 2015Missouri is a Hot Spot for Cold Weather Birding
by Tom Uhlenbrock

Converging flyways make Missouri ground zero for bird-watchers. Both the Mississippi and Missouri rivers serve as conduits that provide a steady influx of migrating waterfowl and other birds throughout the fall and winter months Continue reading >> education link

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GeoSTRAT Tried and True story image and link to this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Winter 2015GeoSTRAT - Tried and True
by Hylan Beydler

The Geosciences Technical Resource Assessment Tool has a long name. The list of things it can do for you is much longer. Continue reading >> education link

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Explore Missouri - A Tranquil Time to Fish for Trout image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Winter 2015Explore Missouri -
A Tranquil Time to Fish for Trout

by Tom Uhlenbrock

The crowds are gone, wildlife abounds and the fish are biting. Continue reading >>

Top Spots Audio Tours image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Winter 2015Top Spots - Top Spots to Take an Audio Tour

In order to improve guests' experiences in Missouri's state parks and historic sites, audio tours are available. Continue reading >>

Highlight Trails at Pershing State Park image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Winter 2015Trails Highlight - Boardwalk Trail at Pershing State Park

Pershing State Park allows guests the opportunity to wander through a slice of pre-settlement landscape, and the park's accessible Boardwalk Trail offers a great opportunity for everyone to experience the park's diverse landscape. Continue reading >>

Missouri Geology Makes a Great Trout Stream image and link to the story in this issue of Missouri Resources magazine - Winter 2015...butnotleast - Missouri Geology Makes a Great Trout Stream
by Hylan Beydler

Missouri's geology consists of an abundant amount of limestone. This sedimentary rock is predominantly composed of the calcium-bearing carbonate minerals calcite and dolomite, and is important to fish and aquatic life because it helps protect against rapid changes in pH. Continue reading >>

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