From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
January 2006 Issue

Back Cover

Lap of Luxury

A Lapland longspur forages for seeds along a plowed roadside following a deep snowfall. These small, sparrow-like birds nest in northern Canada and migrate to the central plains of the US where large flocks winter in agricultural fields. —Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

The Threshold of Goneness

A survival manual for living peacefully with a non-hunting and fishing spouse.

CP33 Pays

A Conservation Reserve Program practice increases quail habitat and farm profits.

Where Are the Ducks

Finding the connection between refuges, wetlands and better hunting.

No Doubting Thomas

Missouri’s Thomas Hill Reservoir warms up winter days for anglers.

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2004–2005

This summary of the Annual Report highlights the Conservation Department’s accomplishments and expenditures from July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor in Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Director - Cliff White
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Writer/editor - Tom Cwynar
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Designer - Susan Fine
Circulation - Laura Scheuler