From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
October 2005 Issue

Back Cover

Glade Renewal

A pale purple coneflower rises out of the remnants of a glade at Little Lost Creek Conservation Area as a Conservation Department forester cuts a cedar tree in the background. The removal of cedar trees and other tall, woody growth allows sun and rain to reach the ground, rejuvenating overgrown glades. All Wildlife Conservation involves active management to balance and maintain diverse ecosystems. — Cliff White

Also in this issue

Missouri's Northern Plains

Deep soils support diverse natural landscapes in Missouri’s Central Dissected Till Plains.

Bootheel Wetlands

The bottomlands of Southeast Missouri are also known as the Mississippi River Alluvial Basin.

Missouri's High Country

Rugged landscapes support plants and animals unique to Missouri's Ozark Highlands.

Tallgrass Country

Vast prairies and scattered savannas once blanketed the Osage Plains.

Living Landscapes

An All Wildlife strategy calls for conservation where it can do the most good.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - TomCwynar
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Editor - Ara Clark
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Circulation - Laura Scheuler