From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
January 2001 Issue

Back Cover

Northern Cardinal

A male northern cardinal perches in a ninebark shrub as it soaks up the warming rays of the morning sun. During winter, many birds seek out brushy areas for food and protection from the wind and cold. "Missouri Conservation Trees and Shrubs" provides detailed information about the kinds of trees and shrubs that provide food and cover for wildlife. You can obtain a free copy by writing to Conservation Trees and Shrubs, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180.

Also in this issue

Saline Springs

Salt still boils from the ground in Saline County.

Plants Without Partners

A variety of Missouri species reproduce by natural cloning.

White River Border Lakes Permit

A bi-state permit makes it easier for Missouri anglers to fish three Arkansas border reservoirs.

Monitoring the Mississippi

"...for who can make straight which he hath made crooked?" Mark Twain (1875).

Swimming paddlefish

Tuning in to Paddlefish

Why in the (underwater) world do they need such a big nose?

Annual Report Fiscal Year 1999–2000

This summary of the Annual Report is a snapshot of the Conservation Department's financial transactions and accomplishments from July, 1999, to June, 2000.

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