From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
March 2000 Issue

Back Cover

Bristly cave crayfish (Cambarus setosus)

Ranging from the Springfield area into northeastern Oklahoma, the bristly cave crayfish is one of three or, possibly, four species of cave adapted crayfish in Missouri. Never abundant, they are usually found in caves with the endangered Ozark cavefish. All species of cave crayfish are vulnerable to groundwater pollution and disturbance.

Also in this issue

Below Missouri Karst

Eons in the making, Missouri's geology naturally gives rise to caves.

Karst Groundwater

Our unique water recharge system brings pollution perils.

Missouri Cave Life

A dark, bleak habitat gives rise to some peculiar inhabitants.

Milestones of Missouri's Hidden Hollows

Chronicling Missouri cavers from the Ice Age to the 21st Century.

Missouri Bats

This 2000 Missouri Conservationist article covers the natural history of Missouri's bat and the Department's efforts to conserve them.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Jim Auckley
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
Designer - Tracy Ritter
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Composition - Libby Bode Block
Circulation - Bertha Bainer