Missouri Conservationist: Mar 2002

Volume

63

Issue

3

Conservation Lands

Design for Conservation directed the Conservation Department to acquire lands for the purpose of protecting species and unique habitats and for public recreation.

History

Election day, November 2, 1976, culminated years of planning and campaigning for the conservation community.

Introduction

Twenty-five years ago, Missourians voted to fund conservation programs through a 1/8 of one cent sales tax. The passage of the conservation sales tax amendment proved to be one of the most important events in the history of conservation in Missouri.

Management and Research

The lyrics, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone," shouldn't apply to Missouri's precious natural resources.

Public Services

Missouri's conservation efforts sustain wildlife and its sometimes fragile habitats, they improve the health of forests, fill Missouri's streams and lakes with fish and even help clean up the air and water, but all conservation programs and activities-no matter how diverse-ultimately aim at serving the people of Missouri.

This Issue's Staff

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
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