Southeast Missouri and the Mingo Basin have a rich history. Over the last decade or so I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to find various pieces of the puzzle to make sense of the land, water, and what happened as European settlers and subsequent generations lived here over the last 200 years.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.