From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
July 2004 Issue

Back Cover

Fog Patches

image of foggy streamWarm summer evenings along cold Ozark spring branches are magical. In this view of the lower boil at Big Spring in Carter County, patches of fog drift down the valley in the soft and dimming light. -- Jim Rathert

Also in this issue

Regenerating Oaks in Missouri's Bottomlands

Bottomland oaks are strong and productive--once you get them started.

Missouri's Silent Thief

Sericea lespedeza is stealing nutrients, moisture and sunlight from native vegetation.

A Roadmap to More Quail

Good habitat is the key to more quail--if you create it, they will come.

Image of a bighead carp

Carp Lemonade

Making the best out of some big-headed invaders.

Image of a slender madtom

Catfish in Miniature

Madtoms are smaller than the hooks used on most catfish trotlines.

This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Tom Cwynar
Managing Editor - Bryan Hendricks
Art Director - Ara Clark
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Photographer - Jim Rathert
Photographer - Cliff White
Staff Writer - Jim Low
Staff Writer - Joan McKee
Circulation - Laura Scheuler