From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
December 2001 Issue

Back Cover

Trumpeter Swan

Small groups of trumpeter swans migrate into Missouri each winter. The birds have staged a comeback in this country after nearly becoming extinct in the 1930s. The birds that visit Missouri are part of a slowly growing Midwestern flock. The most reliable place to see them in winter is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Demonstration Area in St. Charles County.

Also in this issue

Missouri's Icy Past

Glaciers reshaped this region and left behind many natural and geologic curiosities.

A Living Link

Grandparents are perfectly suited to plant the seeds of conservation in their grandchildren.

Triggering Chain Reactions

Chain pickerel lurk beneath the surface of a few southern Missouri streams and lakes.

Pining for The Dwindling Shortleaf

Missouri's only native pine played a major role in the history of our state.

The American Dream

Your dream home in the country can benefit natural communities.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Editor - Dickson Stauffer
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