Missouri Conservationist: Jan 2008




Close up of a black bear sow head. It has light-colored fur on the sides of its snout.

Be Bear Wise in Missouri? Yes!

Don’t let handouts, intentional or otherwise, create a 500-pound menace.

Horsetails Then and Now

The plants we see today are related to those that lived here before the time of dinosaurs.

purple loosestrife in a field

Not of This State

What the Department of Conservation is doing to protect our waters from aquatic nuisance species.

Annual Report Fiscal Year 2006–2007

This summary of the Annual Report highlights the Conservation Department’s accomplishments and expenditures from July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007.

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
Staff Writer - Arleasha Mays
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Stephanie Ruby
Artist - Dave Besenger
Artist - Mark Raithel
Circulation - Laura Scheuler