Annual Report Fiscal Year 1998–1999

A summary of the Missouri Department of Conservation's Annual Report. More

Sucker Showdown at Taneycomo

Image of a white sucker
White suckers are a bonus from this cold water fishery. More

Missouri's First Botanists

Early explorers were the first to collect and catalog our state's unique flora. More

The Conservationist's Kids

My father, Warren Wiedemann, conservation agent for Franklin County, recently retired after 31 years with the Conservation Department. During those three decades he and my mother raised five children, along with innumerable squirrels, skunks, rabbits, raccoons, possums, coyotes, foxes and more. More

Tracking Missouri's Exotics

Introduced species wipe out native wildlife and disrupt natural systems. More

The Rainbows of Crane Creek

It's been over 100 years since the first shipment of McCloud River rainbow trout eggs arrived in Missouri from California. One of the places those first fish were released was southwest Missouri's Crane Creek. Largely overlooked as the years passed, descendants of the McCloud rainbows still swim in the chilly waters of the little creek that threads its way through dairy country. More
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