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Photo of American ginseng plant on forest floor

American Ginseng in Forest

American ginseng grows in hardwood forests on shady, well-drained, north- and east-facing slopes in predominantly porous, humus-rich soils, and often in ravines.

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American Ginseng Leaves

Leaves occur in a whorl at the top of the stem, and each leaf is palmately compound, with 3 to 5 leaflets.

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Photo of American ginseng plant with ripe berries

American Ginseng Plant with Ripe Berries

Long valued as a medicinal plant, ginseng is an annual crop in the United States and Canada valued in excess of $25 million, but overzealous collection is causing serious concern about the survival of American ginseng in the forest ecosystem.

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An Internship Provides Much More Than a Summer Job

Peter Noble shares his experience as a summer Forestry Division intern and the feeling of satisfaction knowing he has helped MDC meet its goals of managing Missouri's forests, fish and wildlife in the Ozarks Region.

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A naturalist helps a young archer line up her shot.

Archery Day at Twin Pines

Archery day at Twin Pines.

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Area Extreme JAKES Event Hosted by NWTF at Rover Gun Club

Area Extreme JAKES Event Hosted by NWTF at Rover Gun Club

Area Extreme JAKES Event Hosted by NWTF at Rover Gun Club

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Area MDC agents assist beginning giggers get ready for their first trip

Area MDC agents assist beginning giggers get ready for their first trip

Area MDC agents assist beginning giggers get ready for their first trip

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Area Youth to Benefit from Education Firearms Purchase

Local National Wild Turkey Federation's Current River Callers team up with Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation and Hunter Education Instructors to provide much-needed demonstration firearms for area youth.

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Bachman's Sparrow

Aimophila aestivalis
This large, ground-nesting sparrow is listed as Endangered in Missouri, where its historic habitat is in decline.

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