Missouri Conservationist: May 2008





Champion Stewards

Teens compete for the future of agriculture and conservation—and national honors.

Ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

Nature's Helicopters

Missouri's smallest bird makes a big impression.

Smallmouth bass in landing net

Fishing the Forks

Tired of fighting the crowds of Missouri’s big-name smallmouth streams? Try a tributary.

This Issue's Staff

Editor In Chief - Ara Clark
Managing Editor - Nichole LeClair
Art Director - Cliff White
Writer/Editor - Tom Cwynar
Staff Writer - Bonnie Chasteen
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Ruby
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Circulation - Laura Scheuler