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Color illustration of Crystal Darter

Crystal Darter

Crystallaria asprella
This pale, very slender darter is Endangered in Missouri. Formerly known from many river drainages in the east-central and southeastern parts of our state, it apparently now lives only in the Gasconade and Black rivers.

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ties would choke the Current River in the early days of Ozarks timber harvesting

Current River railroad tie drive 1910

In the early days of timber harvest in the Ozarks, spring railroad tie drives would choke the Current River, disturbed fish spawning and made travel by boat impossible. 

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photo of the Kansas City Urban Ranger Corps

Current River’s Corps from the Discovery Center

A group of young men from Kansas City gain an awareness of Ozarks Streams and while staff learn the possibilities of using the river as an interpretive center.

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Dennis McSpadden and granddaughter Madeline serve up a taskty catfish lunch

Dennis McSpadden and granddaughter Madeline

Dennis McSpadden of Van Buren Missouri is joined by his granddaughter Madeline at This year's Heritage Day at Twin Pines conservation Education Center where they served up more than 500 catfish lunches.  Funded by the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, Dennis is assisted by Tommy Smotherman, Twin Pines volunteers and the Forest Service Mingo Job Corp. 

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Dennis McSpadden Receives Thanks for Conservation Efforts

Van Buren resident Dennis McSpadden receives a heartfelt thanks from Volunteer Coordinator and Twin Pines Naturalist Reta Barkley for his work with Heritage Day at Twin Pines. 

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Mike Holmes demonstrates woodworking at Haeritage Day

Discover nature at Twin Pines Heritage Day on April 13

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Heritage Day events include demonstrations, music and an old fashioned fish fry.

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Steve and Paul patiently wait while fishing from the bank at the Twin Pines CEC.

Discover Nature Fishing at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center to hold Discover Nature Fishing Clinics

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Bull elk bugling at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Discover nature with elk driving tours at MDC’s Peck Ranch in Ozarks

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See elk and other wildlife, hear bugling, see fall foliage, visit Twin Pines and local communities.

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Area families try their hand at skills required of agents.


DNA extraction is just one of the skills area families tried out at the Conservation Crimefighters workshop

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