From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
September 2000 Issue

Back Cover

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Hunters thrill to the challenge of stalking them. Hikers love to watch them scurrying through the leaves. Backyard birders fret over how much bird seed they "steal". It matters little whether you love them or hate them, eastern gray squirrels are a fixture in Missouri's urban and rural forests.

Also in this issue

Back from the Ashes

Missouri’s forests spring back following a century of exploitation.

Caring for a Forest

The Conservation Department helps private landowners improve their forests.

The Magnificence of Old Growth

Untouched forests have their own evolutionary cycle.

Sustaining Missouri’s Forests

"We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we are borrowing it from our children." - Native American proverb

This Issue's Staff:

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