From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
April 1997 Issue

Back Cover

Bluebells

Bluebells or Virginia cowslip adorn Missouri's forest floor in early spring. The inch-long flowers hang bell-like in loose clusters from verdant plants as tall as two feet. Long before trees grow leaves, look for large groups of these showy flowers carpeting rich bottomland woods. - Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

Conservation Comes to the City

Conservation Department funding is helping city programs to flower and grow.

Bootstrap Conservation

Three communities show us how it's done.

Nature Tourism

Towns close to conservation areas and other public lands are reaping tourist dollars, as interest in nature tourism grows.

Saving the Green

Green corridors are becoming more important to growing metro areas.

Fishing Close to Home

The Conservation Department works with communities to provide fishing opportunities.

Forest Products Success Stories

Missouri communities are home to a number of companies that mill and process native timber.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Kathy Love
Assistant Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Jim Auckley
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Designer - Tracy Ritter
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Composition - Kevin Binkley
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Staff Writer - Charlotte Overby
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer