From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
February 2003 Issue

Back Cover

Ice Flow

image of iceA small, clear creek cascading between boulders of a shut-in formed intriguing ice shapes and textures. This picture was taken near the base of Hughes Mountain at Hughes Mountain Natural Area in Washington County.

Also in this issue

2003 Wildlife Code Changes

Each year, the Regulations Committee for the Missouri Department of Conservation reviews all the rules in the Wildlife Code of Missouri.

Conservation and the New Farm Bill

What do food stamps, world trade, loans, energy, rural development, cotton fields, forests and bobwhite quail have in common? Easy, it's the farm bill.

Four of a Kind

Missouri's four trout parks promise a winning hand.

short eared owl

The Prairie Owl

Short-eared owls seem to contradict everything we know about owls.

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
Circulation - Laura Scheuler