Content tagged with "community conservation"

Reconnecting Children and Nature

Every adult who has any interest in the future of our society should read Richard Louv’s book "Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder." More

Recycling Box Turtle

In recent weeks, I’ve observed a few three-toed box turtles in my yard in Jefferson City. It’s normal to see several of them each summer, often when the mulberry fruits are on the ground. More

Take a Child Outside Week

It should really be “Take a Child Outside Year” but a week is a good start. Ideally, children should be able to spend time outdoors in nature close to home and on their own. But as Richard Louv noted in his book “Last Child in the Woods,” that’s less and less likely to happen without some conscious effort. More

The Promise Continues

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Boy Fishing
The Conservation Department was created by a citizen-led effort to restore and conserve Missouri’s forests, fish and wildlife 75 years ago. This article, the last in a 12-part series celebrating the anniversary, focuses on the future of conservation. More

Volunteer Opportunity Highlight: Nature Center

If you’re interested in playing a role in keeping Missouri’s nature green, clean and healthy, you might consider the many ways to volunteer through the Missouri Department of Conservation. More

What Is the Future of Missouri's Outdoors?

Missourians care about the outdoors, whether they focus on its water, nature, soil, wildlife, air, fish, forests, natural communities, outdoor recreation or some mix of these. More

Where the Butterflies Are

In recent weeks I’ve had a couple of contacts from Missourians asking what has happened to all of the butterflies this year. More

Wildlife Watching Generates Billions

Who would think that watching birds at the backyard feeder or going farther afield to catch sight of an eagle or falcon might generate billions of dollars? More