From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
December 2000 Issue

Back Cover

Home to Roost

Snow drapes rock formations at Piney River Narrows Natural Area in Texas County. This high, narrow "Devil's Backbone," remains as the Big Piney River and West Piney Creek erode their streambeds toward one another. The ridge of hard Jefferson City Dolomite rock resists weathering and erosion, creating 200 foot long narrows.

Also in this issue

Secrets of Fishing

Separating fishing savvy from old-fashioned leg-pulling.

A Blooming Adventure

Visitors to Powell Gardens revel in the color and grandeur of plants from Missouri and around the world.

Growing Up On Forest 44

Unearthing a family connection to this popular conservation area.

Image of a topeka shiner

Endangered Fish Benefit Landowners

What's good for rare fish proves a boon for nearby landowners.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
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