Content tagged with "floodplain"

Batture Lands

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The levees holding back our big rivers create strips of wilderness. More

Decurrent False Aster

Photo of several decurrent false asters in bloom
Boltonia decurrens
A big river floodplain species, decurrent false aster has declined as wetlands have been drained and converted to agricultural crop production. More

Decurrent False Aster

Photo of several decurrent false asters in bloom
A big river floodplain species, decurrent false aster has declined as wetlands have been drained and converted to agricultural crop production. It is endangered and a Species of Conservation Concern in Missouri; nationwide, it is threatened. More

Diamonds in the Rough

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Flooding on the state's big rivers has created opportunities for wetlands, backwater habitats and floodplain forests. More

Elbow Room for Missouri's Great Rivers

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Protecting urban food plains is good for both people and nature More

Floods and Trees

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Native, bottomland trees tolerate flooding best and recover the quickest. More

Keeping the Connection

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Streams need their floodplains—and so do we! More