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Closeup view of green pin oak leaves

Flash In The Pin

In the last month we collected data in the timber at Duck Creek, Mingo and a few of our other forested conservation areas in Southeast Missouri. While I was out there, I saw something that caught my eye.

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Golden Anniversary Wetland Initiative

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Fifty years of experience guides the future of wetland conservation in Missouri.

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Installing a water control structure

Heating Up At Duck Creek

Things are heating up at Duck Creek, and it isn’t just the temperatures.

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Improve Your Property

Browse topics on improving your Missouri property for wildlife, fishing, aesthetics, and farm and timber profitability.

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Photo of the wide meandering stream channel at Duck Creek CA.

Meandering Stream Channel

In place of the filled-in ditch, we restored a meandering stream channel, which will allow us to capture water from the surrounding watershed and flood the area in the fall. This new channel handled the fall rains very well and has begun to function like a meandering stream.

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Photo of millet seedheads at Duck Creek CA

Millet Seedheads

Millet (Echinocloa crusgallii), along with other wetland plants and bugs, provide a balanced diet for migratory waterfowl once they are flooded in the fall.

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The environmental conditions of Missouri bottomlands pose many challenges for reforestation and forest management. Use this publication to learn more about these challenges.

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See the Spring 2010 edition of the Missouri Natural Areas Newsletter for information on natural areas, natural community management, and biological diversity conservation news!

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See the Spring 2011 edition of the Missouri Natural Areas Newsletter for information on natural areas, natural community management, and biological diversity conservation news!

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photo of moist soil plants at Duck Creek CA

Moist-Soil Plants

After the widespread flooding earlier this spring, wetland vegetation has germinated from the moist soil conditions in Unit A. There has been considerable growth and production over the last two months.

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